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SubjectRe: blink driver power saving
* Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz> [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).



Thanks,
Bernhard
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