Subject: Re: New power management framework for sysmon
To: None <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/21/2003 16:54:13

On Sun, Apr 20, 2003 at 06:00:56PM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:

> Windows is the same way -- the OS has to do EVERYTHING with ACPI.  
> However, this is actually a good thing,

I disagree. Critical temp shutdown, at least, should have stayed a
non-overridable function of the hardware - else you can't run such 
machines unattended over the weekend.

Whether software interupts are handled by the BIOS or the kernel doesn't
change much ... although I guess the kernel is a bit more likely to go
incommunicado. You (kernel) switch the fans off, block interupts,
go into a tight loop -> the machine will melt, right?

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