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Subject[PATCH] acpi/nfit: Require opt-in for read-only label configurations
Recent fixes to command handling enabled Linux to read label
configurations that it could not before. Unfortunately that means that
configurations that were operating in label-less mode will be broken as
the kernel ignores the existing namespace configuration and tries to
honor the new found labels.

Fortunately this seems limited to a case where Linux can quirk the
behavior and maintain the existing label-less semantics by default.
When the platform does not emit an _LSW method, disable all label access
methods. Provide a 'force_labels' module parameter to allow read-only
label operation.

Fixes: 11189c1089da ("acpi/nfit: Fix command-supported detection")
Reported-by: Dexuan Cui <>
Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <>
drivers/acpi/nfit/core.c | 17 +++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/acpi/nfit/core.c b/drivers/acpi/nfit/core.c
index 811c399a3a76..5b5e802de7b8 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/nfit/core.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/nfit/core.c
@@ -56,6 +56,10 @@ static bool no_init_ars;
module_param(no_init_ars, bool, 0644);
MODULE_PARM_DESC(no_init_ars, "Skip ARS run at nfit init time");

+static bool force_labels;
+module_param(force_labels, bool, 0444);
+MODULE_PARM_DESC(force_labels, "Opt-in to labels despite missing methods");

@@ -1916,6 +1920,19 @@ static int acpi_nfit_add_dimm(struct acpi_nfit_desc *acpi_desc,
dev_dbg(dev, "%s: has _LSW\n", dev_name(&adev_dimm->dev));
set_bit(NFIT_MEM_LSW, &nfit_mem->flags);
+ /*
+ * Quirk read-only label configurations to preserve
+ * access to label-less namespaces by default.
+ */
+ if (!test_bit(NFIT_MEM_LSW, &nfit_mem->flags)
+ && !force_labels) {
+ dev_dbg(dev, "%s: No _LSW, disable labels\n",
+ dev_name(&adev_dimm->dev));
+ clear_bit(NFIT_MEM_LSR, &nfit_mem->flags);
+ } else
+ dev_dbg(dev, "%s: Force enable labels\n",
+ dev_name(&adev_dimm->dev));

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