Subject: Re: reboot due to critical battery level
To: Jared D. McNeill <>
From: Dieter Baron <>
List: tech-kern
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.