4.18.0 thinkpad_acpi : thresholds for BAT1 not writable

Bug #1812099 reported by linrunner on 2019-01-16
This bug affects 1 person
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linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

[Problem description]
Kernel 4.17 introduced a new interface to set charge thresholds: The interface remained unchanged with 4.18. There's a bug preventing writing the charge thresholds for the secondary battery (BAT1).

ThinkPads with two batteries (ThinkPad "power bridge") e.g.
X240, T440(s), X250, T450(s), X260, T460(s), X270, T470(s) et al.

[Steps to reproduce]
echo 42 > /sys/class/power_supply/BAT1/charge_start_threshold
    bash: echo: write error: No such device

echo 42 > /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/charge_start_threshold
-- primary battery works!

Problem was fixed in 4.19:

I propose to cherry-pick the patch for 4.18.

[Test Case]
See above, a patched 4.18 works for T450s.

[Regression Potential]
Low. This patch only applies to several ThinkPad machines, and after applying
this patch, charge_start/stop_threshold work for BAT0 and BAT.

Kai-Heng Feng (kaihengfeng) wrote :

Is commit 6640ee6289b9974334e36d8283fc07f37f3b235d also needed?

no longer affects: linux-hwe (Ubuntu)

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
linrunner (linrunner) wrote :

> Is commit 6640ee6289b9974334e36d8283fc07f37f3b235d also needed?
No, this is not related.

I have noticed that the original patch does not fit for 4.18. An adapted version is attached.

apport data doesn't make sense here.

linrunner (linrunner) wrote :
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
tags: added: patch
linrunner (linrunner) wrote :

> Is commit 6640ee6289b9974334e36d8283fc07f37f3b235d also needed?
ps. I guess all the 3 changes by Jouke Witteveen would be needed and that's beyond the scope of this bug:


linrunner (linrunner) wrote :

Works flawless. Thank you very much.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Stefan Bader (smb) on 2019-02-27
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Cosmic):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Cosmic):
status: New → Fix Committed
Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed-cosmic' to 'verification-done-cosmic'. If the problem still exists, change the tag 'verification-needed-cosmic' to 'verification-failed-cosmic'.

If verification is not done by 5 working days from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

tags: added: verification-needed-cosmic
linrunner (linrunner) wrote :

Work well. Thank you.

tags: added: verification-done-cosmic
removed: verification-needed-cosmic
linrunner (linrunner) wrote :

tags:changed: verification-done-cosmic

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 4.18.0-17.18

linux (4.18.0-17.18) cosmic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.18.0-17.18 -proposed tracker (LP: #1819624)

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    - iommu/arm-smmu-v3: Fix unexpected CMD_SYNC timeout

  * Crash in nvme_irq_check() when using threaded interrupts (LP: #1818747)
    - nvme-pci: fix out of bounds access in nvme_cqe_pending

  * CVE-2019-9003
    - ipmi: fix use-after-free of user->release_barrier.rda

  * CVE-2019-9162
    - netfilter: nf_nat_snmp_basic: add missing length checks in ASN.1 cbs

  * CVE-2019-9213
    - mm: enforce min addr even if capable() in expand_downwards()

  * CVE-2019-3460
    - Bluetooth: Check L2CAP option sizes returned from l2cap_get_conf_opt

  * tun/tap: unable to manage carrier state from userland (LP: #1806392)
    - tun: implement carrier change

  * CVE-2019-8980
    - exec: Fix mem leak in kernel_read_file

  * [Packaging] Allow overlay of config annotations (LP: #1752072)
    - [Packaging] config-check: Add an include directive

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    - drm/amd/display: Fix MST dp_blank REG_WAIT timeout

  * CVE-2019-7308
    - bpf: move {prev_,}insn_idx into verifier env
    - bpf: move tmp variable into ax register in interpreter
    - bpf: enable access to ax register also from verifier rewrite
    - bpf: restrict map value pointer arithmetic for unprivileged
    - bpf: restrict stack pointer arithmetic for unprivileged
    - bpf: restrict unknown scalars of mixed signed bounds for unprivileged
    - bpf: fix check_map_access smin_value test when pointer contains offset
    - bpf: prevent out of bounds speculation on pointer arithmetic
    - bpf: fix sanitation of alu op with pointer / scalar type from different
    - bpf: add various test cases to test_verifier
    - bpf: add various test cases to selftests

  * CVE-2017-5753
    - bpf: fix inner map masking to prevent oob under speculation

  * Use memblock quirk instead of delayed allocation for GICv3 LPI tables
    (LP: #1816425)
    - efi/arm: Revert "Defer persistent reservations until after paging_init()"
    - arm64, mm, efi: Account for GICv3 LPI tables in static memblock reserve

  * efi/arm/arm64: Allow SetVirtualAddressMap() to be omitted (LP: #1814982)
    - efi/arm/arm64: Allow SetVirtualAddressMap() to be omitted

  * Update ENA driver to version 2.0.3K (LP: #1816806)
    - net: ena: update driver version from 2.0.2 to 2.0.3
    - net: ena: fix race between link up and device initalization
    - net: ena: fix crash during failed resume from hibernation

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    (LP: #1817063)
    - platform/x86: dell-wmi: Ignore new keyboard backlight change event

  * CVE-2018-19824
    - ALSA: usb-audio: Fix UAF decrement if card has no live interfaces in card.c

  * CVE-2019-3459
    - Bluetooth: Verify that l2cap_get...


Changed in linux (Ubuntu Cosmic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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