[kwlug-disc] Ubuntu Karmic and power management

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Wed Nov 4 08:19:27 EST 2009

On Wed, 4 Nov 2009, Bob Jonkman wrote:

> Robert P.J. Day wrote:
> >   it should be obvious how the above works -- you can define any
> > routine which accepts a character string value for a kernel
> > parameter, then tie the parameter name to that routine.  the
> > routine is then free to parse/interpret that value however it
> > pleases.
> >
> >   was that helpful?
> Yes, but only in that it tells me to look for
> acpi_cmdline_osi_linux() to find out what that does, or
> acpi_osi_invalidate(++str), or how AE_OK is defined. And were is
> *osi_additional_string set?

  sadly, that's par for the course.

> <sigh> So much source, so little time...  I had hoped for a
> paragraph or two in some readme file, that says "acpi_osi=Linux
> frobs the foo, acpi_osi=! tramulates the baz, acpi_osi=nosmoke is
> only for Windows machines[1]"

  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!  *sigh*.  thanks, i needed that. :-)
this *is* the kernel we're talking about.


Robert P. J. Day                               Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

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