[linux-elitists] Simplest power management problem

Greg KH greg@kroah.com
Wed Aug 23 08:34:37 PDT 2006


On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 08:17:55AM -0700, Patrick Mochel wrote:
> >Disable them in the bios, that's the best way to do this right now for
> >Linux :(
> >
> >Who knows if it will really save you any power though, bioses aren't
> >known for being reliable that way.
> 
> Reliable or inconsistent? If it hides a device from the OS, it's not 
> required to put it in a low-power state, and it usually doesn't. Different 
> BIOSes will vary, but each one is usually reliable in that it always does 
> the same thing.

Sorry, should have been "inconsistent".

> >go kick your friendly
> >neighborhood Intel/AMD/chipset engineer to get them to help us out with
> >the work that is needed to be done.  So far none seems to be emerging.
> 
> What do you want? Documentation or people to contribute patches?

Both, but especially code.  Everyone knows power management needs a lot
of work, but it just seems that people keep talking about it.  The
actual fixes are quite slow in arriving...

thanks,

greg k-h



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