Subject: Re: power management and related concerns
To: Garrett D'Amore <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/30/2006 22:29:12
On Fri, 30 Jun 2006 18:59:31 -0700, "Garrett D'Amore"
<> wrote:

> 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,