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Re: port-amd64/42244 (apm is no attached correctly in kernel config for amd64)
Synopsis: apm is no attached correctly in kernel config for amd64
State-Changed-When: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 09:56:03 +0000
> In the kernel config files for amd64 (e.g. GENERIC) the apm module
> is attached to mainbus ("apm0 at mainbus0").
> This is not valid for amd64. It should be "apm* at acpi?".
> This bug also present in 5.0.
The "apm0 at acpi?" is just an APM emulation layer working inside ACPI.
It is there to e.g. satisfy some legacy userspace software.
> My understand is that apm is a legacy interface, even on i386, and it
> doesn't make sense to have it on amd64.
This is true. There are no amd64 systems with APM. All references to APM
have been removed from the amd64 GENERIC kernels.
With these notes, this can be closed.
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