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    SubjectRe: blink driver power saving
    * Pavel Machek <> [2007-07-03 01:08]:
    > On Mon 2007-07-02 14:39:27, Andi Kleen wrote:
    > >
    > > > > Perhaps one of you geniuses who all hate it can find a better way to
    > > > > solve the "video output dead after kexec; but need visual feedback to the user
    > > > > while crash dumping" problem. I'm waiting for your patches.
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > > I don't don't like it ;) Unfortunately too many people end up enabling
    > >
    > > Yes that's pretty weird. I admit I hadn't expected
    > > that problem. blink is equivalent to "annoy me" and it
    > > is a mystery why so many people should willingly ask their computer to
    > > annoy them.
    > tristate "Keyboard blink driver"
    > ...drivers are not expected to act on their own. I was expecting to
    > get nice /sys/class/led* interface to my keyboard leds.

    What's the benefit of such an interface? If you're able to trigger
    keyboard LEDs via that interface, you're also able to use the ioctl()
    on /dev/console.

    I think the intention of the blink driver was to have a *early* blink,
    i.e. before initrd (and on systems without intrd, before the first
    init script runs).

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