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    SubjectRe: [PATCH: NEW SUBARCHITECTURE FOR 2.5.21] support for NCR voyager (3/4/5xxx series)
    From said:
    > IMHO Voyagers are too old and big machines to get (working) APM, and
    > visws have no BIOS or limited BIOS emulation.

    That depends what you mean by `apm'. In kernel/apm.c, it's tied to the
    existence of the APM bios and since voyagers have no bios per say (they
    actually have a SUS, which is an actively running boot OS on a tiny i386
    processor which can emulate a minimal PC bios when in PC mode) then you're

    Running Linux on a voyager, I can power off the machine, read the internal
    power source, the status of the front panel switch and even trigger a power
    management shutdown after the AC power is lost for a certain length of time
    (voyagers usually have internal lead acid batteries). The way it's currently
    set up, if I turn off the front panel switch, the machine will execute a clean
    shutdown and power itself off when the shutdown is finished. (this is mainly
    done in the voyager_thread.c file, where it keeps a kernel daemon permanently
    monitoring the machine status, if you're interested).

    The above are all traditional APM functions, I just don't need apm.c to do

    However, apm.c is still in arch/i386/kernel, just in case, so I think
    mpparse.c should join it, and we should keep all the other pieces (bootflag.c
    and acpi.c) in there just in case.


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