Posted Apr 12, 2007 16:04 UTC (Thu) by nhippi
In reply to: Two examples of abandoned hardware
Parent article: Two examples of abandoned hardware
> You even cannot read root device name (settable via flasher) early in boot sequence without dsme already running
That's just a line in a shell script that asks from dsme for the "root" device.
> Or you mean I should ignore bme binary and have it running (in otherwise free system) for the charging to work?
That's my impression. Notice that I don't have anything to do with bme.
> Do you also suggest I should leave whole uclibc based initfs partition (mostly with closed stuff) also in place just because of bme in it (probably linked to that uclibc and other proprietary stuff)?
Once you have a otherwise free system, you could ask for a static bme binary. That would be a request much harder to to argue as not reasonable, than the "plz provide commercial quality images for old hardware forever" request.
> Well, everything is solvable but telling me this is a myth and there is no problem because everything is in kernel is simply not true.
I guess we disagree in terminology. I consider power management to be the code that enables powering down unneeded devices, dyntick, managing the power states the core etc. Wikipedia kinda agrees. I guess your idea of power management includes battery charging logic. Which is fair enough, related to electric power.
But I already told in my first post that bme is the hard bit.
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