Re: Generic battery interface

From: Vojtech Pavlik
Date: Fri Jul 28 2006 - 06:08:23 EST

On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 10:58:06AM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 12:05:35AM -0400, Brown, Len wrote:
> > Wonderful, but isn't the key here how simple it is for HAL
> > or X to understand and use the kernel API rather than the
> > developers of the kernel driver that implements the API?
> HAL currently gets most of its information from sysfs, and managed to
> deal with parsing the existing /proc/acpi/battery stuff. I don't think
> there's any real difficulty there.

Yes, HAL does a lot of ugly work to be able to gather the information it needs.

Vojtech Pavlik
Director SuSE Labs
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