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ACPIACAD(4)						   BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual 					       ACPIACAD(4)

acpiacad -- ACPI AC Adapter SYNOPSIS
acpiacad* at acpi? DESCRIPTION
The acpiacad driver supports ACPI AC Adapters. The status (connected or disconnected) can be monitored by the envsys(4) API or the envstat(8) command. Actions against AC adapter online/offline events can be configured using the powerd(8) daemon. SEE ALSO
acpi(4), envsys(4), envstat(8), powerd(8) HISTORY
The acpiacad driver appeared in NetBSD 1.6. BSD
October 11, 2007 BSD

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ACPIEC(4)						   BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual 						 ACPIEC(4)

acpiec -- ACPI Embedded Controller SYNOPSIS
acpiec* at acpi? acpiecdt* at acpi? DESCRIPTION
The acpiec driver supports ACPI Embedded Controllers. An ACPI Embedded Controller (EC) is typically a small microprocessor that is responsible for various tasks related to ACPI. The primary task is to handle ACPI specific interrupts, which are mapped to so-called ACPI General Purpose Events (GPEs). Other possible functions include embedded access to other buses such as the iic(4). The ACPI specific events range from user initiated events to events triggered by the hardware. When such an event occurs, typically either a System Management Interrupt (SMI) or a System Control Interrupt (SCI) is raised. The latter is an active, visible, shareable, level inter- rupt. On most Intel chipsets SCI is hardwired to the interrupt number 9. The main task of an EC is to raise a system control interrupt. All GPEs generate SCIs. A typical example of the internal wiring of GPEs could involve gpio(4): when, e.g., the AC adapter is connected, a certain GPIO line becomes active, a given GPE is flagged, and a SCI interrupt is raised by the EC, leading to execution of ACPI machine code in order to locate the handler associated with the event. A corresponding driver, acpiacad(4) in this case, will finally finish the process- ing of the event. Due to the reasons described above, majority of ACPI specific drivers are dysfunctional without acpiec. It is therefore recommended that acpiec is always enabled, even though it may not be required on some older systems. SEE ALSO
acpi(4) HISTORY
The acpiec driver appeared in NetBSD 1.6. CAVEATS
Many machines depend on early attachment of acpiec. In such cases the information required by acpiec should be available as a separate and optional Embedded Controller Descriptor Table (ECDT). If an ECDT is not available or early attachment can not be carried out due other rea- sons, the initialization of the whole acpi(4) subsystem may be problematic. BSD
February 27, 2010 BSD
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