Re: apmd and other archs
Avery Pennarun wrote:
> > > Not APM support exactly... simply support for the same interface. Just
> > > like powermacs have totally different sound systems and still use
> > > /dev/dsp.
> > > /proc/apm and /dev/apm_bios are so simple that it should be easy to
> > > convince any power management system to provide those API's.
> > The info logged to /proc/apm is currently logged to /etc/power/apm. I have
> Is this a typo? Why is status information in /etc?
Because it's from pmud, which can't create /proc entries.
> > independent. I just don't see a good reason to change from pmud to apmd,
> > if that's what you're suggesting.
> It's always better, IMHO, to keep Linux userspace as similar as possible
> between different architectures. If pmud has features that apmd doesn't
> have, or vice versa, I would rather merge them than keep them separate. In
> the process, we might as well work on making the kernel interfaces similar
> too. That's the whole _point_ of the kernel.
I agree there.
Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper) \ CS student and free software enthusiast
Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc,i386) user \ member of XFree86 and the DRI project