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Re: Making a common event daemon to replace powerd(8)

On Tue, 25 Mar 2008 18:57:07 +0100
Juan RP <> wrote:

> Hey,
> I'd like to replace powerd(8) with something that can handle
> events from different subsystems, like power management,
> environmental system drivers, etc. Because as thorpej@ mentioned
> a while ago, the name doesn't match the reality anymore.
> Also I'd want to enable it by default (via /etc/defaults/rc.conf)
> and use the kernel provided code as last resort.
> The new kernel framework should handle any type of event from
> different subsystems and between drivers, so that we can merge
> the current sysmon_power with the event injection code in pmf(9).
> What do people think? which name for the userland daemon would be
> appropiate?
> I'll work on it ASAP.
I think it's a good idea, but we should give some thought to (a) the
API, and (b) the blocking and failure modes.

                --Steve Bellovin,

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