Subject: Re: CVS commit: src
To: None <>
From: YAMAMOTO Takashi <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/03/2007 12:05:11
> On Mon,  3 Sep 2007 11:07:01 +0900 (JST)
> (YAMAMOTO Takashi) wrote:
> > what's the point of this change?
> It's for sensors that want to report a generic string as value
> in envstat(8), this simplifies things to
> fix /etc/powerd/scripts/sensor_battery to shutdown the system
> with multiple batteries.

"generic string" means a opaque value whose meaning is only known to
the specific driver, right?  does the opaqueness help the script?

> What's wrong with it?
> -- 
> Juan Romero Pardines	- The NetBSD Project
>	- NetBSD/pkgsrc news in Spanish

i don't know if it's wrong or not, but it seems like a opposite direction
from ENVSYS_DRIVE, which tend to use strong typed values.