RE: ACPI buttons in 2.6.12-rc4-mm2

From: Brown, Len
Date: Wed Jul 27 2005 - 18:35:35 EST

>Len Brown <len.brown@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I deleted /proc/acpi/button on purpose,
>> did you have a use for those files?
>Can we put it back, please?

of course.

>We cannot go ripping out stuff which applications and users
>are currently using without quite a lot of preparation.

Agreed. Although the implementation of the /proc lid status
file is fundamentally flawed in that even its name in /proc
is able to change and thus it is a totally bogus user-space API,
it was not thoughtful to delete it.

I'm open to suggestions on how to approach this transition.
I can make ACPI_PROC a static build option -- what else
can I do to ease the transition in this, our stable release?

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