@@ -1014,12 +1014,12 @@ compile ACPI DSDT table written in ASL format to AML format. You can get
the compiler via "apt-get install iasl" if you are on Ubuntu or download
the source from  to compile one by yourself.
-Current ACPI support in U-Boot is not complete. More features will be added
-in the future. The status as of today is:
+Current ACPI support in U-Boot is basically complete. More optional features
+can be added in the future. The status as of today is:
* Support generating RSDT, XSDT, FACS, FADT, MADT, MCFG tables.
* Support one static DSDT table only, compiled by Intel ACPI compiler.
- * Support S0/S5, reboot and shutdown from OS.
+ * Support S0/S3/S4/S5, reboot and shutdown from OS.
* Support booting a pre-installed Ubuntu distribution via 'zboot' command.
* Support installing and booting Ubuntu 14.04 (or above) from U-Boot with
the help of SeaBIOS using legacy interface (non-UEFI mode).
@@ -1027,9 +1027,6 @@ in the future. The status as of today is:
of SeaBIOS using legacy interface (non-UEFI mode).
* Support ACPI interrupts with SCI only.
-Features not supported so far (to make it a complete ACPI solution):
- * S3 (Suspend to RAM), S4 (Suspend to Disk).
Features that are optional:
* Dynamic AML bytecodes insertion at run-time. We may need this to support
SSDT table generation and DSDT fix up.
@@ -1046,6 +1043,21 @@ command from the OS.
For other platform boards, ACPI support status can be checked by examining their
board defconfig files to see if CONFIG_GENERATE_ACPI_TABLE is set to y.
+The S3 sleeping state is a low wake latency sleeping state defined by ACPI
+spec where all system context is lost except system memory. To test S3 resume
+with a Linux kernel, simply run "echo mem > /sys/power/state" and kernel will
+put the board to S3 state where the power is off. So when the power button is
+pressed again, U-Boot runs as it does in cold boot and detects the sleeping
+state via ACPI register to see if it is S3, if yes it means we are waking up.
+U-Boot is responsible for restoring the machine state as it is before sleep.
+When everything is done, U-Boot finds out the wakeup vector provided by OSes
+and jump there. To determine whether ACPI S3 resume is supported, check to
+see if CONFIG_HAVE_ACPI_RESUME is set for that specific board.
+Note for testing S3 resume with Windows, correct graphics driver must be
+installed for your platform, otherwise you won't find "Sleep" option in
+the "Power" submenu from the Windows start menu.
U-Boot supports booting as a 32-bit or 64-bit EFI payload, e.g. with UEFI.