[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#440870: acpid: can't open /proc/acpi/event: No such file or directory

Michael Meskes meskes at debian.org
Wed Oct 15 14:55:02 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 04:24:44PM +0200, Mateusz Jasinski wrote:
> I'm running Debian sid and acpid-1.0.6-14 package  is still affected with this 
> bug.
> The simple resolution of this problem is to compile the kernel with:
> 	Deprecated /proc/acpi/event support.

Well there were two bugs. The original #440870 had a different reason, namely
hal not being stopped. There is still an open bug report about the deprecated
/proc/acpi/event file.

> Since this is a deprecated kernel feature and the new one is power /sys 
> interface it's clear that acpid should drop the old configuration interface 
> through /proc/acpi/event and change it to the new /sys.

I don't think so. Some acpi information is available under /sys, right, but the
event notification is not AFAIK but uses netlink now. Thus it needs some
significant rewriting and not just a changed file name.

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