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Re: CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/powerd

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 11:56:30PM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
 > > However, the "power_type" from POWER_IOC_GET_TYPE can currently only be
 > > "acpi" and "landisk" (...). No "apm" is being set anywhere in the tree via
 > > sysmon_power_settype().
 > I've been told APM is dead and won't be fixed (it does not work at
 > all for me on the one machine I care about tha does not support acpi).

That is currently the case, but it's mostly predicated on the
assumption/perception that APM is old crap that nobody cares about,
like e.g. ISA SCSI, and that unlike ISA SCSI it was getting in the way
so it couldn't just be left lying around.

If some people do care, changing the perception might prompt someone
to do something about it. Maybe. It's probably a good chunk of work
and there's not much bang for the buck.

(I do have an old laptop that long predates ACPI, but it hasn't been
updated past 1.6 and is probably going to finish dying before I get
around to bothering to do anything with it.)

David A. Holland

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