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Date:	Fri,  7 Mar 2014 17:07:28 -0800
From:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
	stable@...r.kernel.org, Hans de Goede <hdegoede@...hat.com>,
	Aaron Lu <aaron.lu@...el.com>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael.j.wysocki@...el.com>
Subject: [PATCH 3.4 32/99] ACPI / video: Filter the _BCL table for duplicate brightness values

3.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

------------------

From: Hans de Goede <hdegoede@...hat.com>

commit bd8ba20597f0cfef3ef65c3fd2aa92ab23d4c8e1 upstream.

Some devices have duplicate entries in there brightness levels table, ie
on my Dell Latitude E6430 the table looks like this:

[    3.686060] acpi backlight index   0, val 80
[    3.686095] acpi backlight index   1, val 50
[    3.686122] acpi backlight index   2, val 5
[    3.686147] acpi backlight index   3, val 5
[    3.686172] acpi backlight index   4, val 5
[    3.686197] acpi backlight index   5, val 5
[    3.686223] acpi backlight index   6, val 5
[    3.686248] acpi backlight index   7, val 5
[    3.686273] acpi backlight index   8, val 6
[    3.686332] acpi backlight index   9, val 7
[    3.686356] acpi backlight index  10, val 8
[    3.686380] acpi backlight index  11, val 9
etc.

Notice that brightness values 0-5 are all mapped to 5. This means that
if userspace writes any value between 0 and 5 to the brightness sysfs attribute
and then reads it, it will always return 0, which is somewhat unexpected.

This is a problem for ie gnome-settings-daemon, which uses read-modify-write
logic when the users presses the brightness up or down keys. This is done
this way to take brightness changes from other sources into account.

On this specific laptop what happens once the brightness has been set to 0,
is that gsd reads 0, adds 5, writes 5, and on the next brightness up key press
again reads 0, so things get stuck at the lowest brightness setting.

Filtering out the duplicate table entries, makes any write to brightness
read back as the written value as one would expect, fixing this.

Signed-off-by: Hans de Goede <hdegoede@...hat.com>
Reviewed-by: Aaron Lu <aaron.lu@...el.com>
Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@...el.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>

---
 drivers/acpi/video.c |    8 +++++++-
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/drivers/acpi/video.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/video.c
@@ -632,6 +632,7 @@ acpi_video_init_brightness(struct acpi_v
 	union acpi_object *o;
 	struct acpi_video_device_brightness *br = NULL;
 	int result = -EINVAL;
+	u32 value;
 
 	if (!ACPI_SUCCESS(acpi_video_device_lcd_query_levels(device, &obj))) {
 		ACPI_DEBUG_PRINT((ACPI_DB_INFO, "Could not query available "
@@ -662,7 +663,12 @@ acpi_video_init_brightness(struct acpi_v
 			printk(KERN_ERR PREFIX "Invalid data\n");
 			continue;
 		}
-		br->levels[count] = (u32) o->integer.value;
+		value = (u32) o->integer.value;
+		/* Skip duplicate entries */
+		if (count > 2 && br->levels[count - 1] == value)
+			continue;
+
+		br->levels[count] = value;
 
 		if (br->levels[count] > max_level)
 			max_level = br->levels[count];


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