> > However, it has since been reposted:
> > http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/485833
> > http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/485834
> > http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/485835
> > http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/485837
> > and merged back in to -mm. This is all post 2.6.20 stuff, though..
> Ok, starting from these patches I'd like to add a "battery support" to
> the kernel.
> What I suppose to do is a new class with a proper methods useful to
> collect several info on battery status, such as get_ac_line_status()
> get_battery_status(), get_battery_flags(),
> get_remaining_battery_life() and so on.
> The output will be APM-like into file "/proc/apm" (one line per
> battery, or just the "main"/first one?) so that existing applications
> continue to work and under sysfs into "/sysfs/class/battery".
> Is it sane? :)
Yep. Notice that designing /sysfs/class/battery is not going to be
easy, and that some work was already done in context of olpc
project. Search the mailing lists...