[3.8.y.z extended stable] Patch "ACPICA: Interpreter: Fix Store() when implicit conversion is not" has been added to staging queue

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Fri Nov 1 21:43:33 UTC 2013

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    ACPICA: Interpreter: Fix Store() when implicit conversion is not

to the linux-3.8.y-queue branch of the 3.8.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.8.y.z tree, see



>From d53f1cd82265050136064b5638235d69af1052dc Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Bob Moore <robert.moore at intel.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 09:09:17 +0800
Subject: ACPICA: Interpreter: Fix Store() when implicit conversion is not

commit 3f654bad3257427bea7ba1c4d43a23d99a03622b upstream.

For the cases such as a store of a string to an existing package
object, implement the store as a CopyObject().
This is a small departure from the ACPI specification which states
that the control method should be aborted in this case. However,
ASLTS suite depends on this behavior.

Signed-off-by: Bob Moore <robert.moore at intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Lv Zheng <lv.zheng at intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki at intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 drivers/acpi/acpica/exstore.c | 29 ++++++++++++++++++++++++-----
 1 file changed, 24 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/acpi/acpica/exstore.c b/drivers/acpi/acpica/exstore.c
index 90431f1..4ff37e8 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/acpica/exstore.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/acpica/exstore.c
@@ -487,14 +487,33 @@ acpi_ex_store_object_to_node(union acpi_operand_object *source_desc,

-				  "Storing %s (%p) directly into node (%p) with no implicit conversion\n",
+				  "Storing [%s] (%p) directly into node [%s] (%p)"
+				  " with no implicit conversion\n",
-				  source_desc, node));
+				  source_desc,
+				  acpi_ut_get_object_type_name(target_desc),
+				  node));

-		/* No conversions for all other types. Just attach the source object */
+		/*
+		 * No conversions for all other types. Directly store a copy of
+		 * the source object. NOTE: This is a departure from the ACPI
+		 * spec, which states "If conversion is impossible, abort the
+		 * running control method".
+		 *
+		 * This code implements "If conversion is impossible, treat the
+		 * Store operation as a CopyObject".
+		 */
+		status =
+		    acpi_ut_copy_iobject_to_iobject(source_desc, &new_desc,
+						    walk_state);
+		if (ACPI_FAILURE(status)) {
+			return_ACPI_STATUS(status);
+		}

-		status = acpi_ns_attach_object(node, source_desc,
-					       source_desc->common.type);
+		status =
+		    acpi_ns_attach_object(node, new_desc,
+					  new_desc->common.type);
+		acpi_ut_remove_reference(new_desc);


More information about the kernel-team mailing list