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Re: 2.6.23 and newer kernel and option ACPI_PROC_EVENT.


On Wed, Aug 29, 2007 at 09:51:11AM +0200, Zdenek Prikryl wrote:
> In 2.6.23 and newer kernel is option ACPI_PROC_EVENT. By default is this 
> option
> disabled (in kernel-2.6.23-0.139.rc3.git10.fc8 is disabled), so file
> /proc/acpi/event will not be created. But acpid and probably other 
> user-space
> daemons depend on this file, so option ACPI_PROC_EVENT should be set to "y".

The kernel help reads:

> A user-space daemon, acpi, typically read /proc/acpi/event
> and handled all ACPI sub-system generated events.
> These events are now delivered to user-space via
> either the input layer, or as netlink events.
> This build option enables the old code for legacy
> user-space implementation.  After some time, this will
> be moved under CONFIG_ACPI_PROCFS, and then deleted.

I think acpid will have to be ported to this new ABI.

(But I have no idea why we should disable it in current kernels.)

TJ. (Brno, CZ), BaseOS, Red Hat

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