Subject: Re: bin/36458 ("envstat -r" doesn't show what "envstat" shows)
To: None <,,>
From: YAMAMOTO Takashi <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/05/2007 10:50:02
The following reply was made to PR bin/36458; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: (YAMAMOTO Takashi)
Subject: Re: bin/36458 ("envstat -r" doesn't show what "envstat" shows)
Date: Thu,  5 Jul 2007 19:47:46 +0900 (JST)

 >  You are confusing Indicator sensors with other kind of sensors. As I
 >  explained you before, Indicator sensors are there when something is
 >  enabled or in 'on' state, if they are disabled there's no need to show
 >  them.
 >  For example take a look at the acpiacad(4) driver. This driver shows
 >  the 'acpiacad0 connected' sensor if the AC Adapter is connected or
 >  the 'acpiacad0 disconnected' if the AC Adapter is disconnected.
 >  With your patch, acpiacad(4) would report:
 >  acpiacad0 connected: ON
 >  acpiacad0 disconnected: OFF
 >  And IMHO it's better what we do now, only show the Indicator sensor
 >  that has a value and is enabled.
 IMO acpiacad (and other drivers) should stop pretending to have
 pseudo "reversed" sensors and envstat should just show one of
 	acpiacad0 connected: ON
 	acpiacad0 connected: OFF
 	acpiacad0 connected: *
 ie. what greg's patch does is the way to go.