Subject: Re: power management and related concerns
To: Garrett D'Amore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 06/30/2006 22:29:12
On Fri, 30 Jun 2006 18:59:31 -0700, "Garrett D'Amore"
> This sounds reasonable. It would be nice to have standard names (or
> "types") so that your scripts might be portable to different kinds of
> hardware... :-)
I don't disagree.
> I'm 100% in agreement that there should be no (well almost no) policy in
> the kernel. The only exception I make for this is that when there is no
> userland daemon running, it might be reasonable to have things like the
> power button do something sane. This already is done in sysmon, btw.
And most especially overtemperature, though I recently read that all
modern CPUs will shut themselves down if they get too hot.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb