Subject: Re: reboot due to critical battery level
To: Jared D. McNeill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dieter Baron <email@example.com>
Date: 12/20/2007 23:42:42
On Thu, Dec 20, 2007 at 10:40:12AM -0500, Jared D. McNeill wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Dec 2007, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> >There's kernel code that does it, too; before the fix was developed --
> >as you and others have noted, this is code that is improving very
> >rapidly -- I experienced a power-down while in single-user mode.
> >(Aside: there really needs to be a sysctl controlling what happens. I,
> >for example, would prefer a suspend.)
> That's a horrible idea. You still need power to suspend to RAM.
I fully agree with Steven. IBM's BIOS does a suspend, and it worked
very well for me. It gave me time to find the A/C adapter, connect
it and then resume.
I won't argue if the default is to shut down, but I would really
like to see a sysctl to change it to suspend.