Found: Foxconn BIOS Patch and Someone’s Tinfoil Hat

Remember the black helicopter flown by Bigfoot that was keeping Microsoft afloat by breaking Linux support on Foxconn boards?

Here’s the patch. It’s ostensibly a one-liner. Just like a joke.

diff --git a/drivers/acpi/hardware/hwsleep.c b/drivers/acpi/hardware/hwsleep.c
index dba3cfb..1cda856 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/hardware/hwsleep.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/hardware/hwsleep.c
@@ -627,6 +627,9 @@ acpi_status acpi_leave_sleep_state(u8 sleep_state)
 	/* TBD: _WAK "sometimes" returns stuff - do we want to look at it? */

+	/* Clear wake status */
+	acpi_set_register(ACPI_BITREG_WAKE_STATUS, 1);
 	acpi_gbl_system_awake_and_running = TRUE;

 	/* Enable power button */

I’ll try editing some crop circle photos later. You know, with designs that look like a fat penguin. In a tinfoil hat. Just like the guy who said Microsoft was behind this bug.


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