Commit a70cdc52 authored by Len Brown's avatar Len Brown
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ACPI: thermal: create "thermal.psv=" to override passive trip points

"thermal.psv=-1" disables passive trip points
for all ACPI thermal zones.

"thermal.psv=C", where 'C' is degrees Celsius,
overrides all existing passive trip points
for all ACPI thermal zones.

thermal.psv is checked at module load time,
and in response to trip-point change events.

Note that if the system does not deliver thermal zone
temperature change events near the new trip-point,
then it will not be noticed.  To force your custom
trip point to be noticed, you may need to enable polling:
eg. thermal.tzp=3000 invokes polling every 5 minutes.

Note that once passive thermal throttling is invoked,
it has its own internal Thermal Sampling Period (_TSP),
that is unrelated to _TZP.

WARNING: disabling or raising a thermal trip point
may result in increased running temperature and
shorter hardware lifetime on some systems.
Signed-off-by: default avatarLen Brown <>
parent 730ff34d
......@@ -1823,6 +1823,10 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file [HW,ACPI]
1: disable ACPI thermal control
thermal.psv= [HW,ACPI]
-1: disable all passive trip points
<degrees C>: override all passive trip points to this value
thermal.tzp= [HW,ACPI]
Specify global default ACPI thermal zone polling rate
<deci-seconds>: poll all this frequency
......@@ -82,6 +82,10 @@ static int off;
module_param(off, int, 0);
MODULE_PARM_DESC(off, "Set to disable ACPI thermal support.\n");
static int psv;
module_param(psv, int, 0644);
MODULE_PARM_DESC(psv, "Disable or override all passive trip points.\n");
static int acpi_thermal_add(struct acpi_device *device);
static int acpi_thermal_remove(struct acpi_device *device, int type);
static int acpi_thermal_resume(struct acpi_device *device);
......@@ -343,9 +347,16 @@ static int acpi_thermal_get_trip_points(struct acpi_thermal *tz)
/* Passive: Processors (optional) */
status =
acpi_evaluate_integer(tz->device->handle, "_PSV", NULL,
if (psv == -1) {
status = AE_SUPPORT;
} else if (psv > 0) {
tz->trips.passive.temperature = CELSIUS_TO_KELVIN(psv);
status = AE_OK;
} else {
status = acpi_evaluate_integer(tz->device->handle,
"_PSV", NULL, &tz->trips.passive.temperature);
if (ACPI_FAILURE(status)) {
tz->trips.passive.flags.valid = 0;
ACPI_DEBUG_PRINT((ACPI_DB_INFO, "No passive threshold\n"));
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