Subject: Re: ACPI
To: Eduardo Horvath <email@example.com>
From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/13/2000 08:48:42
On Tue, Jun 13, 2000 at 08:08:09AM -0700, Eduardo Horvath wrote:
> > Itojun and soda-san say that there is ACPI project
> > for the FreeBSD. Are you interested in it? I will check
> > the implementation and contact them.
> You can also try to contact INTEL. They have an implementation that they
> are giving to the Linux guys. You may be able to persuade them to publish
> a version under a BSD-like license.
One of the things that's missing in this discussion is where ACPI fits
into the grand scheme of things.
ACPI is *NOT* the correct way to implement MI power management. Instead,
we need a higher-level power management API. ACPI would be just one
back-end to that high-level API.
It just seems silly to say "ACPI ACPI ACPI!" when so few of the supported
NetBSD platforms will actually *have* it (and would thus have to emulate
it, a pretty gnarly task).
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>