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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] Re: Battery class driver.
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On Thu, 2006-10-26 at 01:39 +0200, Shem Multinymous wrote:
> > They're simple enough to add. We can do it when the tp driver gets
> > converted over.
>
> Sure. But It will require some thought. For example, the interface
> will need to encompass the non-symmetric pair of force commands on
> ThinkPads:
> "discharge the battery until further notice" vs.
> "don't charge the battery for N minutes".
>
> Also, ThinkPads express the start/stop charging thresholds in
> percent, whereas I imagine some other hardware will represent it as
> capacity.

Hm. Again we have the question of whether to export 'threshold_pct' vs.
'threshold_abs', or whether to have a separate string property which
says what the 'unit' of the threshold is. I don't care much -- I'll do
whatever DavidZ prefers.

The git tree now has support for battery information available from the
PMU on Apple laptops. I _really_ don't like the way I have to register a
fake platform_device just to be able to get sensible attribute
callbacks. I suspect it should go back to being a class_device and we
should fix the class_device attribute functions. Greg?

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dwmw2

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