Re: Generic battery interface

From: Shem Multinymous
Date: Thu Jul 27 2006 - 11:08:37 EST

On 7/27/06, Pavel Machek <pavel@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Well, in that case probably smapi driver should "hook into" acpi

That would be odd, the SMAPI driver has nothing to do with the ACPI
system. I don't think cross-system hooks are very popular...

Worst case, we would get equivalent of


with some values common between both of them. I'd say it is still
better than having vendor_hack in /sys in one format while having acpi
battery in /proc/acpi in completely different format.

Aye, we need for a consistent interface to common functionality.
How about /sys/class/battery/{acpi,apm,thinkpad}/BAT0?
So that for standard attributes, cat /sys/class/battery/*/BAT0/voltage
gives something reasonable.

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