Subject: Re: New power management framework for sysmon
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/21/2003 09:24:15
On Monday, April 21, 2003, at 07:54 AM, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> Whether software interupts are handled by the BIOS or the kernel
> 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?
But you can't really have it both ways. If you're handing power
management related traps/interrupts, the firmware can't be.
If you want to leave a machine like that unattended for the weekend,
then make sure the fans are on. Such machines tend to be servers or
non-laptop workstations anyway, right?
Anyway... we have to work within the constraints of what we're given,
so debating whether or not it's ideal seems somewhat pointless.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>