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Re: apm(4)?

On Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 05:56:19PM +0100, Hauke Fath wrote:
> All,
> while pulling a trustworthy Thinkpad 380D from 5.1 to 8beta, I noticed 
> that apm(4) was gone.
> Note that according  to a prominent NetBSD documentation page, apm(8) 
> is very much alive:
> <http://www.netbsd.org/docs/power-mgmt/>
> So, I've come to the understanding that apm(4) is only available on top 
> of acpi(4), which does not attach on machines that predate ACPI. Those 
> machines are then left without power management, or stuck with old 
> NetBSD releases.
> What did I miss?

You/we missed the part where the documentation hasn't been updated.

Support for APM was indeed removed.  (Although as you saw vestiges of
apm(4) may still exist.)

	Jonathan Kollasch

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