[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#440870: Bug#440870: Bug#440870: Installation fails acpid:

Michael Meskes meskes at debian.org
Fri Nov 14 08:40:32 UTC 2008

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 06:40:21PM +0100, Loïc Minier wrote:
>  We could check for /proc/acpi/event before starting acpid, but as it's
>  possible to override this pathname with acpid's -e flag, it would be
>  hard to check whether the flag was passed or not.
>  I can't really come up for a good reason to override this path; I don't
>  think anybody has proc somewhere else, the relative /proc pathname is

Even if they had our current test would fail as well.

>  probably hardcoded in the kernel, so the only use case I can imagine
>  would be some kind of event relay file.

But even then the file /proc/acpi/event would exists as the base for the event
relaying, right?

>  What do others think of testing for /proc/acpi/event (instead of
>  /proc/acpi) at the top of acpid.init and exiting immediately with 0 if
>  not present? (disabling acpid)

Makes sense IMO.

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