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Bug 2080694 - Kernel 5.17.4 and below cause soft-brick with Ryzen 5700U based laptops
Summary: Kernel 5.17.4 and below cause soft-brick with Ryzen 5700U based laptops
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 36
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: AcceptedBlocker
Depends On:
Blocks: F36FinalBlocker
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Reported: 2022-05-01 02:03 UTC by Steven Haigh
Modified: 2022-05-02 19:43 UTC (History)
21 users (show)

Fixed In Version: kernel-5.17.5-300.fc36
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Last Closed: 2022-05-02 19:43:39 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Steven Haigh 2022-05-01 02:03:43 UTC
Kernel version 5.17.5 fixes some major issues with Ryzen 5700U based laptops that cause them to be soft-bricked when shutting down or suspending.

The tl;dr version is that the kernel causes a faulty initialisation with the GPIO controller on the platform that handles events like the power button press, lid open / close and suspend / resume triggers.

In the worst case, this means that booting a F36 Live ISO with a kernel lower than 5.17.5 has the possibility to soft-brick the laptop after shutdown. The user would not need to actually install Fedora, just boot from the ISO.

To avoid this, please ensure that any install media produces has *AT LEAST* kernel version 5.17.5 - which I have personally tested and can confirm the problem is resolved.

My discovery of the issue:


Comment 1 Fedora Blocker Bugs Application 2022-05-01 02:22:26 UTC
Proposed as a Blocker and Freeze Exception for 36-final by Fedora user crcinau using the blocker tracking app because:

 If the install media or live ISOs ship with a kernel version below 5.17.5, then laptops based on Ryzen 5700U CPUs will soft-brick on power down or suspend.

More details in the bug report.

Comment 2 Adam Williamson 2022-05-01 06:14:58 UTC
Justin, do you have anything to note here ahead of blocker review on Monday? Thanks!

Comment 3 Adam Williamson 2022-05-02 15:50:45 UTC
+8 in , marking accepted.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2022-05-02 17:43:55 UTC
FEDORA-2022-d37373c604 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 36.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2022-05-02 19:43:39 UTC
FEDORA-2022-d37373c604 has been pushed to the Fedora 36 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.

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