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Re: dbcool, envsys, powerd shutting down my machine

On 02/02/2016 22:11, Constantine A. Murenin wrote:
> On 2016-02-01 1:07, Roy Marples wrote:
>> On 30/01/2016 19:39, Constantine A. Murenin wrote:
>>> In general, I personally don't think it ever makes sense to shutdown
>>> by default when the temperature is exceeded, since most of these
>>> sensors aren't really all that reliable (especially if you're getting
>>> them over i2c, with potential bus locking issues and race conditions
>>> with BIOS / IPMI; getting a bit sidelined, at the very least, the
>>> sensor values should be dampened, which is what's done in OpenBSD's
>>> sensorsd, not sure if anything similar is done here).
>> I disagree with this.
>> On my IBM ThinkPad z60m, the fan is so knackered it has to be on it's
>> side when compiling. If the BIOS thinks it's too hot then emit's some
>> warning bleeps. If it gets hotter then it powers itself down.
>> I would much rather the system shutdown gracefully compared to having
>> the power rudely yanked.
> Wouldn't the correct solution then be to kill the process-intensive
> jobs, instead of shutting down the whole system?

How would you handle a non process intensive master spawning process
itensive workers to replace the ones you just killed?


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