[Pm-utils] [PATCH 1/8] pm-utils 1.2.3 proposed patches

Michael Biebl mbiebl at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 12:08:30 PST 2008

2008/11/29 Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org>:
> On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 08:38:30PM +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> Oh, and we obviously also want, that users send us their fdi files
>> with the (correct) quirks for their plattform, so everyone benefits.
> Mostly we want to spend the time and effort that's gone into this on
> making the kernel actually work properly, since the fdi approach doesn't
> scale in the slightest.

Still better, than every user having to set the acpi_flags via the
boot prompt, which is even more effort than one user submitting a fdi

And having to support a mix from the kernel cmd line and quirks via
hal means more work for us.

So this change actually saves us efforts.

Having to not use quirks at all is a completely different anyway and
imho irrelevant to this special issue.

>> Supporting flags via /proc/cmdline  in pm-utils benefits noone, imho,
>> and we shouldn't encourage the usage of this interface.
> There's a difference between "encourage" and "break existing setups".

Actually, it makes the results more sane and predictable.


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