[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#656675: acpid(8) manpage mentions /proc/acpi/event

Ted Felix ted at tedfelix.com
Tue Jan 24 15:12:25 UTC 2012

On 1/20/2012 3:39 PM, Adam Heath wrote:
> The manpage for acpid(8) mentions /proc/acpi/event.  That file doesn't 
> exist in 3.2(probably 3.1, maybe others).  I'm guessing that the file 
> hasn't actually existed for a large number of kernel revisions.
> Since debian is going to be shipping a 3.x kernel, please modify the 
> manpage to describe modern kernels

   Thanks for the bug report.

   The man page explains what happens if the /proc/acpi/events file does 
not exist:

"If the events file does not exist, acpid will attempt to connect to the
Linux kernel via the input layer and netlink."

So the man page covers both old and modern kernels.

   Michael, I recommend closing this.


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