Re: [PATCH 10/14/] Doc. sources: expose laptop-mode

From: Randy.Dunlap
Date: Mon May 22 2006 - 11:32:22 EST

On Mon, 22 May 2006 07:23:13 +0200 Bart Samwel wrote:

> Randy.Dunlap wrote:
> > From: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > Documentation/laptop-mode.txt:
> > Expose example and tool source files in the Documentation/ directory in
> > their own files instead of being buried (almost hidden) in readme/txt files.
> >
> > This will make them more visible/usable to users who may need
> > to use them, to developers who may need to test with them, and
> > to janitors who would update them if they were more visible.
> >
> > Also, if any of these possibly should not be in the kernel tree at
> > all, it will be clearer that they are here and we can discuss if
> > they should be removed.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > ---
> > Documentation/dslm.c | 166 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > Documentation/laptop-mode.txt | 170 ------------------------------------------
> Arguably, dslm.c should be removed completely. It's something for which
> everyone who knows how to compile a file named "dslm.c" can write a
> usable replacement, using a couple of lines of shell scripting. If we
> should include anything, it should be those lines of shell scripting, in
> the docs, at most.

OK, sounds good to me.

> Point for discussion: should the laptop_mode script really still be in
> laptop-mode.txt? AFAIK most distros use laptop-mode-tools or use their
> own scripts to control this. Furthermore, the existing script is mostly
> unmaintained, and it is full of bugs that were fixed long ago in
> laptop-mode-tools (which was originally a fork of the script). I think
> it would be better to replace it with a bit of documentation on which
> things a laptop mode control script *should* tweak, *may want to* tweak,
> etc., accompanied by an explanation why these tweaks are needed. I.e, an
> "annotated spec", as one would expect to find in documentation. I'll
> submit a patch to this effect when I find some time.

If it's really so unmaintained and mostly replaced, sounds like it should
be removed. OTOH, if you want to keep several source files and/or
scripts, I would prefer to see a laptop-mode subdirectory for them.

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