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Re: Making powerd=YES default

On Tue, 26 Jul 2011 07:59:23 +0300
Jukka Ruohonen <> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 12:14:39AM +0200, Jean-Yves Migeon wrote:
> > IMHO, it should even be renamed from "powerd" to "eventd", as it will
> > probably manage more that just power (like aps(4)).
> As Paul pointed out, it already does. The MI sysmon_envsys(9) uses powerd(8)
> to deliver the sensor-events to userland. All of the scripts/sensor_* are
> believed to be machine-independent and already used by several architectures
> indirectly via the numerous MI drivers. Making the daemon to exit based on
> the deceptive concept of "power backend" will break stuff.
> I would either enable it for all architectures or do as J. Kollasch suggested.
> Though I don't see how such a small daemon would do any harm even on memory-
> constrained systems (you can still turn it off by powerd=OFF in rc.conf(5) in
> your embedded projects).
> - Jukka.

who uses sysinst in an embedded project anyway? :)

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