ACPI-CA update patch for review

YONETANI Tomokazu qhwt+dfly at
Mon Jan 15 08:26:44 PST 2007

On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 01:00:53PM +0900, YONETANI Tomokazu wrote:
[spinlock remains held for no reason]
> From the debugging output, I know the spinlock holder is always
> the line 592 of AcpiHwReadRegister(), and the only caller of this function
> with ACPI_MTX_LOCK is AcpiRegisterRead() in AcpiEnterSleepState():
>     /* Wait until we enter sleep state */
>     do
>     {
	AcpiOsStall(1000);	<== INSERT THIS
> 	Status = AcpiGetRegister (ACPI_BITREG_WAKE_STATUS, &InValue);
> 	if (ACPI_FAILURE (Status))
> 	{
> 	    return_ACPI_STATUS (Status);
> 	}
> 	/* Spin until we wake */
>     } while (!InValue);

While looking around, I found that AcpiEnterSleepStateS4Bios() has
similar spin loop at the bottom, but with a call to AcpiOsStall()
(== DELAY()) before AcpiGetRegister().  So I tried adding it to
AcpiEnterSleepState() too, and to my amazement, the problem went away.
I tried several ten times of suspending and waking up the laptop,
but I'm no longer able to reproduce it.  My question, though, is why
why just a DELAY() makes any difference (ISTR making gd_spinlocks_wr
volatile didn't solve the problem).

Anyway, new version is here:


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