found the answer after several reboot changing the bios setting.
there is a bios setting called "USB Wake Support". when the ac power is plugged in, my laptop would not sleep unless this flag is disabled. when the ac power is plugged off, it sleeps. there is gottabe something in either in usb...
Yap. Fresh/vanilla 10.12.2, and it did NOT work. There is something peculiar about 10.12.x when it comes to sleeping.
Any suggestion on next step? Again, the same ACPI patches and Clover config combination works fine in 10.11.6...
if you look at my console log, it says
identityservicesd - system going to sleep
blued - system sleeping
sharingd - device will sleep
sharingd - stopping for user 501 on sleep
CommCenter - entering low power mode
security - powerstats, disk, net
securityd - enter DarkWake
I did your "trick" but it did not work. From the console log, securityd is forcing "Darkwake". I never got the sleep to work on 10.12.x. The sleep worked when I was a on 10.11.6. power-nap was the first thing that I disabled.
I booted to 10.11.6 using the same clover config and kext except...
It has some third party software like chrome, eclipse, ... etc. mostly development tools. I tried it without a usb drive attached, but same result. Here is the result of pmset:
tog-mac:~ jchun$ pmset -g assertions
2016-12-28 11:41:18 -0500
Assertion status system-wide: