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Re: Making powerd=YES default

On 26.07.2011 09:36, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 12:14:39AM +0200, Jean-Yves Migeon wrote:
>>      => that means that all ports/arches that want to see powerd(8) enabled
>> and resident should now register a backend (nominal case).
> What does qualify as a backend? For example some sparc64 (U5 and U10)
> can generate a sysmon_pswitch event when the front panel switch has
> been pressed. This makes powerd do a gracefull shutdown. But there are
> no otherwise relevant power management features present in the
> hardware.

IMHO, anything that expect powerd(8) to react to an event is a potential
power backend, even when the script is a NOP. In this case, sparc64
should register one (even a trivial name, like "sparc64").

powerd(8) isn't started in the default config, unless you configure it
explicitly. As such, it's not really used expect by a minority that
knows about it.

Jean-Yves Migeon

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