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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC] Kill off legacy power management stuff.
On Tue, 17 Apr 2007, Bill Davidsen wrote:

> Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > [appropriate CCs added]
> >
> > On Friday, 13 April 2007 02:33, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > > just something i threw together, not in final form, but it represents
> > > tossing the legacy PM stuff. at the moment, the menuconfig entry for
> > > PM_LEGACY lists it as "DEPRECATED", while the help screen calls it
> > > "obsolete." that's a good sign that it's getting close to the time
> > > for it to go, and the removal is fairly straightforward, but there's
> > > no mention of its removal in the feature removal schedule file.
> >
> > It's been like this for a long long time. I think you're right that it can
> > be
> > dropped, but I don't know the details (eg. why it hasn't been dropped yet).
> >
> One reason was that there are (were?) a number of machines which only powered
> down properly using apm. It was discussed as part of shutting down after power
> failure when your UPS is running out of power.

um ... what does APM have to do with legacy PM? two different issues,
no?

rday
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