Subject: Re: power management and related concerns
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Thomas E. Spanjaard <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/01/2006 13:18:27
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Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> 	temp=acpitemp	 >70*2	   /bin/shutdown -p now
> where the *2 indicates that it has to happen twice in a row.  A few more
> frills, like shell variables for each config line -- the 'temp' means that
> a script would be run with envstatd_temp set to the value.  A | at the
> start of the command would create a pipeline that would be fed the value
> on stdin, to permit easy real-time graphing programs.

Confusing, using mathematical symbols for other meanings. Isn't the 
how-many-times-or-how-long (as Jachym Holecek suggested) better off in a 
separate column (think inetd.conf syntax)? Come to think of it, 
inetd.conf is a viable example format for this.

         Thomas E. Spanjaard

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