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Re: [PATCH] apm-emu displays time till battery is fully charged

On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 09:58:11 +0200 (CEST)
Michael Schmitz <schmitz@opal.biophys.uni-duesseldorf.de> wrote:

> > > It is nice having the gnome-battery applet display the time until the
> > > battery is fully charged - isn't it ?
> >
> > Why not use /proc/pmu/ for this? Do the real apm has this facility? Maybe
> > it is not implemented, because it couldn't be there.
> Most userland code is written for /proc/apm (hence the emulation hack). If
> you can get the gnome-battery etc. authors convinced to try /proc/pmu/
> before /proc/apm we would indeed not need apm-emu. /proc/pmu/ would even
> know about multiple batteries, voltage, current, to name a few.

that's right, but pmu there's only on ppc... so read /proc/apm is more portable solution, by now, IMHO

thanx Soeren, for the patch, i don't know anyway to whom you should send it to make it defaulted on kernel, sorry....
maybe to ben herrenschmidt or repost to the list, as apparently he did't view this patch... (didn't answered)

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