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Re: Making powerd=YES default

On Mon, 25 Jul 2011 11:40:44 -0400 (EDT), Mouse wrote:
I also assume there are ports where powerd is of no benefit.
Therefore enabling it there would just consume memory for nothing,
wouldn't it?
Of course, anything started but not used waists memory, that's
something you can't know in advance :)

On some ports you can; some ports don't support any hardware on which
powerd is ever of any use. (I think dreamcast qualifies, for exmaple.)

In that case, we can use power management backends. Change is minimal to powerd(8) to tell it to exit when there is none (see the POWER_IOC_GET_TYPE ioctl).

Jean-Yves Migeon

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