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SubjectRe: [PATCH] HID: input: fix battery level reporting on BT mice
On Tue, 3 Apr 2018, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:

> The commit 581c4484769e ("HID: input: map digitizer battery usage")
> assumed that devices having input (qas opposed to feature) report for
> battery strength would report the data on their own, without the need to
> be polled by the kernel; unfortunately it is not so. Many wireless mice
> do not send unsolicited reports with battery strength data and have to
> be polled explicitly. As a complication, stylus devices on digitizers
> are not normally connected to the base and thus can not be polled - the
> base can only determine battery strength in the stylus when it is in
> proximity.
> To solve this issue, we add a special flag that tells the kernel
> to avoid polling the device (and expect unsolicited reports) and set it
> when report field with physical usage of digitizer stylus (HID_DG_STYLUS).
> Unless this flag is set, and we have not seen the unsolicited reports,
> the kernel will attempt to poll the device when userspace attempts to
> read "capacity" and "state" attributes of power_supply object
> corresponding to the devices battery.
> Fixes: 581c4484769e ("HID: input: map digitizer battery usage")
> Bugzilla:
> Cc:
> Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <>

Applied for 4.17, thanks.

Jiri Kosina

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