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authorThomas Renninger <trenn@suse.de>2010-07-16 13:11:35 +0200
committerMatthew Garrett <mjg@redhat.com>2010-08-03 09:49:06 -0400
commita420e46412ad9d33c7174cd4311b91728122e2c4 (patch)
tree36c01a0fc6f2a0a0a8daa23f6a8ca906021d35f3 /Documentation/laptops
parent49c6c5ff924cecc0b6260109a510b7ed4c970dc5 (diff)
X86 platform drivers: Remove EC dump from thinkpad_acpi
There is a general interface for that now (provided by other patches in this patch series): /sys/kernel/debug/ec/*/io Signed-off-by: Thomas Renninger <trenn@suse.de> CC: Alexey Starikovskiy <astarikovskiy@suse.de> CC: Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org> CC: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org CC: linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org CC: platform-driver-x86@vger.kernel.org CC: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@hmh.eng.br> CC: ibm-acpi-devel@lists.sourceforge.net Signed-off-by: Matthew Garrett <mjg@redhat.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/laptops')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt71
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 60 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt b/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt
index fc15538d8b46..f6f80257addb 100644
--- a/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt
+++ b/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt
@@ -960,70 +960,21 @@ Sysfs notes:
subsystem, and follow all of the hwmon guidelines at
Documentation/hwmon.
+EXPERIMENTAL: Embedded controller register dump
+-----------------------------------------------
-EXPERIMENTAL: Embedded controller register dump -- /proc/acpi/ibm/ecdump
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-
-This feature is marked EXPERIMENTAL because the implementation
-directly accesses hardware registers and may not work as expected. USE
-WITH CAUTION! To use this feature, you need to supply the
-experimental=1 parameter when loading the module.
-
-This feature dumps the values of 256 embedded controller
-registers. Values which have changed since the last time the registers
-were dumped are marked with a star:
-
-[root@x40 ibm-acpi]# cat /proc/acpi/ibm/ecdump
-EC +00 +01 +02 +03 +04 +05 +06 +07 +08 +09 +0a +0b +0c +0d +0e +0f
-EC 0x00: a7 47 87 01 fe 96 00 08 01 00 cb 00 00 00 40 00
-EC 0x10: 00 00 ff ff f4 3c 87 09 01 ff 42 01 ff ff 0d 00
-EC 0x20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 43 00 00 80
-EC 0x30: 01 07 1a 00 30 04 00 00 *85 00 00 10 00 50 00 00
-EC 0x40: 00 00 00 00 00 00 14 01 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00
-EC 0x50: 00 c0 02 0d 00 01 01 02 02 03 03 03 03 *bc *02 *bc
-EC 0x60: *02 *bc *02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
-EC 0x70: 00 00 00 00 00 12 30 40 *24 *26 *2c *27 *20 80 *1f 80
-EC 0x80: 00 00 00 06 *37 *0e 03 00 00 00 0e 07 00 00 00 00
-EC 0x90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
-EC 0xa0: *ff 09 ff 09 ff ff *64 00 *00 *00 *a2 41 *ff *ff *e0 00
-EC 0xb0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
-EC 0xc0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
-EC 0xd0: 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
-EC 0xe0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 20 49 04 24 06 55 03
-EC 0xf0: 31 55 48 54 35 38 57 57 08 2f 45 73 07 65 6c 1a
-
-This feature can be used to determine the register holding the fan
-speed on some models. To do that, do the following:
+This feature is not included in the thinkpad driver anymore.
+Instead the EC can be accessed through /sys/kernel/debug/ec with
+a userspace tool which can be found here:
+ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/people/trenn/sources/ec
+Use it to determine the register holding the fan
+speed on some models. To do that, do the following:
- make sure the battery is fully charged
- make sure the fan is running
- - run 'cat /proc/acpi/ibm/ecdump' several times, once per second or so
-
-The first step makes sure various charging-related values don't
-vary. The second ensures that the fan-related values do vary, since
-the fan speed fluctuates a bit. The third will (hopefully) mark the
-fan register with a star:
-
-[root@x40 ibm-acpi]# cat /proc/acpi/ibm/ecdump
-EC +00 +01 +02 +03 +04 +05 +06 +07 +08 +09 +0a +0b +0c +0d +0e +0f
-EC 0x00: a7 47 87 01 fe 96 00 08 01 00 cb 00 00 00 40 00
-EC 0x10: 00 00 ff ff f4 3c 87 09 01 ff 42 01 ff ff 0d 00
-EC 0x20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 43 00 00 80
-EC 0x30: 01 07 1a 00 30 04 00 00 85 00 00 10 00 50 00 00
-EC 0x40: 00 00 00 00 00 00 14 01 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00
-EC 0x50: 00 c0 02 0d 00 01 01 02 02 03 03 03 03 bc 02 bc
-EC 0x60: 02 bc 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
-EC 0x70: 00 00 00 00 00 12 30 40 24 27 2c 27 21 80 1f 80
-EC 0x80: 00 00 00 06 *be 0d 03 00 00 00 0e 07 00 00 00 00
-EC 0x90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
-EC 0xa0: ff 09 ff 09 ff ff 64 00 00 00 a2 41 ff ff e0 00
-EC 0xb0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
-EC 0xc0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
-EC 0xd0: 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
-EC 0xe0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 20 49 04 24 06 55 03
-EC 0xf0: 31 55 48 54 35 38 57 57 08 2f 45 73 07 65 6c 1a
-
-Another set of values that varies often is the temperature
+ - use above mentioned tool to read out the EC
+
+Often fan and temperature values vary between
readings. Since temperatures don't change vary fast, you can take
several quick dumps to eliminate them.

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