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Date:   Wed, 9 Sep 2020 22:00:45 +0800
From:   Kai-Heng Feng <>
To:     Brian Norris <>
Cc:     Tony Chuang <>,
        Kalle Valo <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        "open list:REALTEK WIRELESS DRIVER (rtw88)" 
        "open list:NETWORKING DRIVERS" <>,
        open list <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] rtw88: pci: Power cycle device during shutdown

> On Aug 26, 2020, at 08:27, Brian Norris <> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2020 at 2:32 AM Kai-Heng Feng
> <> wrote:
>> Sometimes system freeze on cold/warm boot when rtw88 is probing.
>> According to [1], platform firmware may not properly power manage the
>> device during shutdown. I did some expirements and putting the device to
>> D3 can workaround the issue.
>> So let's power cycle the device by putting the device to D3 at shutdown
>> to prevent the issue from happening.
>> [1]
>> Signed-off-by: Kai-Heng Feng <>
> Can you at least include some more details, like which hardware
> version and firmware?

8723DE, 8822BE and 8822CE are affected [1].

> And which platform?

Many x86 laptops.

Some users claim BIOS update can fix the issue, however some are still affected.

> It seems a bit harsh to
> include a platform workaround to run for everyone, unless there's
> truly no downside. But even then, it's good to log what you're working
> with, in case there are ever problems with this in the future.

Ok. I can send V2 with more detailed commit message.



> Brian

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