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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,

Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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