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authorHenrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@hmh.eng.br>2009-08-01 12:04:18 -0300
committerLen Brown <len.brown@intel.com>2009-08-01 23:46:58 -0400
commit1f6fc2de9525e34ee93bd392fa046369a8cfbf1e (patch)
tree0ee9b271522a4edd2154d7e090fd457d9bbb444d /Documentation/laptops
parent550e7fd8afb7664ae7cedb398c407694e2bf7d3c (diff)
thinkpad-acpi: remove dock and bay subdrivers
The standard ACPI dock driver can handle the hotplug bays and docks of the ThinkPads just fine (including batteries) as of 2.6.27, and the code in thinkpad-acpi for the dock and bay subdrivers is currently broken anyway... Userspace needs some love to support the two-stage ejection nicely, but it is simple enough to do through udev rules (you don't even need HAL) so this wouldn't justify fixing the dock and bay subdrivers, either. That leaves warm-swap bays (_EJ3) support for thinkpad-acpi, as well as support for the weird dock of the model 570, but since such support has never left the "experimental" stage, it is also not a strong enough reason to find a way to fix this code. Users of ThinkPads with warm-swap bays are urged to request that _EJ3 support be added to the regular ACPI dock driver, if such feature is indeed useful for them. Signed-off-by: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@hmh.eng.br> Signed-off-by: Len Brown <len.brown@intel.com>
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diff --git a/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt b/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt
index f2296ecedb89..e2ddcdeb61b6 100644
--- a/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt
+++ b/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt
@@ -36,8 +36,6 @@ detailed description):
- Bluetooth enable and disable
- video output switching, expansion control
- ThinkLight on and off
- - limited docking and undocking
- - UltraBay eject
- CMOS/UCMS control
- LED control
- ACPI sounds
@@ -729,131 +727,6 @@ cannot be read or if it is unknown, thinkpad-acpi will report it as "off".
It is impossible to know if the status returned through sysfs is valid.
-Docking / undocking -- /proc/acpi/ibm/dock
-------------------------------------------
-
-Docking and undocking (e.g. with the X4 UltraBase) requires some
-actions to be taken by the operating system to safely make or break
-the electrical connections with the dock.
-
-The docking feature of this driver generates the following ACPI events:
-
- ibm/dock GDCK 00000003 00000001 -- eject request
- ibm/dock GDCK 00000003 00000002 -- undocked
- ibm/dock GDCK 00000000 00000003 -- docked
-
-NOTE: These events will only be generated if the laptop was docked
-when originally booted. This is due to the current lack of support for
-hot plugging of devices in the Linux ACPI framework. If the laptop was
-booted while not in the dock, the following message is shown in the
-logs:
-
- Mar 17 01:42:34 aero kernel: thinkpad_acpi: dock device not present
-
-In this case, no dock-related events are generated but the dock and
-undock commands described below still work. They can be executed
-manually or triggered by Fn key combinations (see the example acpid
-configuration files included in the driver tarball package available
-on the web site).
-
-When the eject request button on the dock is pressed, the first event
-above is generated. The handler for this event should issue the
-following command:
-
- echo undock > /proc/acpi/ibm/dock
-
-After the LED on the dock goes off, it is safe to eject the laptop.
-Note: if you pressed this key by mistake, go ahead and eject the
-laptop, then dock it back in. Otherwise, the dock may not function as
-expected.
-
-When the laptop is docked, the third event above is generated. The
-handler for this event should issue the following command to fully
-enable the dock:
-
- echo dock > /proc/acpi/ibm/dock
-
-The contents of the /proc/acpi/ibm/dock file shows the current status
-of the dock, as provided by the ACPI framework.
-
-The docking support in this driver does not take care of enabling or
-disabling any other devices you may have attached to the dock. For
-example, a CD drive plugged into the UltraBase needs to be disabled or
-enabled separately. See the provided example acpid configuration files
-for how this can be accomplished.
-
-There is no support yet for PCI devices that may be attached to a
-docking station, e.g. in the ThinkPad Dock II. The driver currently
-does not recognize, enable or disable such devices. This means that
-the only docking stations currently supported are the X-series
-UltraBase docks and "dumb" port replicators like the Mini Dock (the
-latter don't need any ACPI support, actually).
-
-
-UltraBay eject -- /proc/acpi/ibm/bay
-------------------------------------
-
-Inserting or ejecting an UltraBay device requires some actions to be
-taken by the operating system to safely make or break the electrical
-connections with the device.
-
-This feature generates the following ACPI events:
-
- ibm/bay MSTR 00000003 00000000 -- eject request
- ibm/bay MSTR 00000001 00000000 -- eject lever inserted
-
-NOTE: These events will only be generated if the UltraBay was present
-when the laptop was originally booted (on the X series, the UltraBay
-is in the dock, so it may not be present if the laptop was undocked).
-This is due to the current lack of support for hot plugging of devices
-in the Linux ACPI framework. If the laptop was booted without the
-UltraBay, the following message is shown in the logs:
-
- Mar 17 01:42:34 aero kernel: thinkpad_acpi: bay device not present
-
-In this case, no bay-related events are generated but the eject
-command described below still works. It can be executed manually or
-triggered by a hot key combination.
-
-Sliding the eject lever generates the first event shown above. The
-handler for this event should take whatever actions are necessary to
-shut down the device in the UltraBay (e.g. call idectl), then issue
-the following command:
-
- echo eject > /proc/acpi/ibm/bay
-
-After the LED on the UltraBay goes off, it is safe to pull out the
-device.
-
-When the eject lever is inserted, the second event above is
-generated. The handler for this event should take whatever actions are
-necessary to enable the UltraBay device (e.g. call idectl).
-
-The contents of the /proc/acpi/ibm/bay file shows the current status
-of the UltraBay, as provided by the ACPI framework.
-
-EXPERIMENTAL warm eject support on the 600e/x, A22p and A3x (To use
-this feature, you need to supply the experimental=1 parameter when
-loading the module):
-
-These models do not have a button near the UltraBay device to request
-a hot eject but rather require the laptop to be put to sleep
-(suspend-to-ram) before the bay device is ejected or inserted).
-The sequence of steps to eject the device is as follows:
-
- echo eject > /proc/acpi/ibm/bay
- put the ThinkPad to sleep
- remove the drive
- resume from sleep
- cat /proc/acpi/ibm/bay should show that the drive was removed
-
-On the A3x, both the UltraBay 2000 and UltraBay Plus devices are
-supported. Use "eject2" instead of "eject" for the second bay.
-
-Note: the UltraBay eject support on the 600e/x, A22p and A3x is
-EXPERIMENTAL and may not work as expected. USE WITH CAUTION!
-
-
CMOS/UCMS control
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