Re: [PATCH] x86 APM: delete Linux kernel APM support

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Fri Apr 08 2011 - 02:25:25 EST


> > So how does your reasoning not apply to those drivers? There's several which
> > are older than APM support.
> >
> > We had this really big battle about x86/Voyager two years ago, which x86
> > subarchitecture literally had just a single user left, and the code was more
> > intrusive than APM. Even there after much flaming the eventual consensus was
> > that we'd accept it back if it was done cleanly, as part of the new-style
> > x86_platform code.
> >
> > Given that APM fits into the current PM frameworks there's no such problem here
> > that i can see.
> Well, it kind of does but not really. :-)
> The main problem with APM is that nobody really works on it and I'm not sure
> if there are any active users. At least no one reports any problems with it,
> which is kind of surprising, given the number of chages we've made in the PM
> core for the last couple of years. So quite likely it's just become
> non-functional over time anyway, but we have no confirmation.

It was working ok last time I tried -- cca 6/2010.

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