[Firmware Bug]: ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored

Bug #1275985 reported by Cristian Aravena Romero on 2014-02-04
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This bug affects 6 people
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Bug Description

[ 0.158586] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: linux-image-3.13.0-6-generic 3.13.0-6.23
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-6.23-generic 3.13.0
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-6-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.13.2-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: caravena 2086 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p: caravena 2086 F...m pulseaudio
CRDA:
 country CL:
  (2402 - 2482 @ 40), (N/A, 20)
  (5170 - 5250 @ 40), (N/A, 20)
  (5250 - 5330 @ 40), (N/A, 20), DFS
  (5735 - 5835 @ 40), (N/A, 20)
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Mon Feb 3 21:27:54 2014
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=360bd2d2-4f44-4311-86d6-4781ac81ee87
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-01-23 (11 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20140122)
MachineType: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 530U3C/530U4C
ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-6-generic root=UUID=0c67119c-ddae-476a-b510-142ec598f691 ro rootflags=subvol=@ quiet splash vt.handoff=7
RelatedPackageVersions:
 linux-restricted-modules-3.13.0-6-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-3.13.0-6-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.123
SourcePackage: linux
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 04/15/2013
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
dmi.bios.version: P14AAJ
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
dmi.board.name: SAMSUNG_NP1234567890
dmi.board.vendor: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
dmi.board.version: FAB1
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 9
dmi.chassis.vendor: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
dmi.chassis.version: 0.1
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologiesLtd.:bvrP14AAJ:bd04/15/2013:svnSAMSUNGELECTRONICSCO.,LTD.:pn530U3C/530U4C:pvr0.1:rvnSAMSUNGELECTRONICSCO.,LTD.:rnSAMSUNG_NP1234567890:rvrFAB1:cvnSAMSUNGELECTRONICSCO.,LTD.:ct9:cvr0.1:
dmi.product.name: 530U3C/530U4C
dmi.product.version: 0.1
dmi.sys.vendor: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

Do you experience some adverse affects on the system, or just see the message in the log? Also, did this just start happening after a recent update or upgrade?

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Colin Ian King (colin-king) wrote :

This is a warning that the BIOS has implemented OSI(Linux) and the kernel ignores this, and reports this message. It can be ignored. From drivers/acpi/osl.c, the comment states:

 * From pre-history through Linux-2.6.22,
 * Linux responded TRUE upon a BIOS OSI(Linux) query.
 *
 * Unfortunately, reference BIOS writers got wind of this
 * and put OSI(Linux) in their example code, quickly exposing
 * this string as ill-conceived and opening the door to
 * an un-bounded number of BIOS incompatibilities.
 *
 * For example, OSI(Linux) was used on resume to re-POST a
 * video card on one system, because Linux at that time
 * could not do a speedy restore in its native driver.
 * But then upon gaining quick native restore capability,
 * Linux has no way to tell the BIOS to skip the time-consuming
 * POST -- putting Linux at a permanent performance disadvantage.
 * On another system, the BIOS writer used OSI(Linux)
 * to infer native OS support for IPMI! On other systems,
 * OSI(Linux) simply got in the way of Linux claiming to
 * be compatible with other operating systems, exposing
 * BIOS issues such as skipped device initialization.
 *
 * So "Linux" turned out to be a really poor chose of
 * OSI string, and from Linux-2.6.23 onward we respond FALSE.
 *
 * BIOS writers should NOT query _OSI(Linux) on future systems.
 * Linux will complain on the console when it sees it, and return FALSE.
 * To get Linux to return TRUE for your system will require
 * a kernel source update to add a DMI entry,
 * or boot with "acpi_osi=Linux"

So it can be ignored; the warning is just the kernel complaining about a feature that is ignored. Marking this as won't fix.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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