[OLPC-devel] Build image 76.
stepan at coresystems.de
Thu Aug 24 15:08:49 EDT 2006
* Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti at redhat.com> [060824 20:51]:
> On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 02:31:23PM -0400, Jim Gettys wrote:
> > Interesting. I'm glad we now know what was going on.
> > In theory, I would think the device driver should have responsibility
> > for enabling the power on devices; in Linux has knowledge of the bus
> > topology.
> Not really - in this case its responsability of the BIOS to power up the
> Richard, Ronald, please fixup LinuxBIOS to enable the WLAN_EC pin.
I agree, to some extent.
But: Could the driver save power by disabling the pin? In this case
it might become interesting to have the driver know about it.
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