Remaining Pismo issues

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at
Sun Apr 16 00:37:30 EST 2000

On Mon, 10 Apr 2000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> Linux has some power management features (like DOZE'ing the CPU in the
> idle thread) but some more general work on power management is needed to
> really improve things. The sound chip could be shut down optionally when
> the driver is not opened (well, eventually disabling the console beep),
> the hard disk could be completely powered off instead of just spun down,
> and the overall CPU activity could be monitored by a deamon and the CPU
> speed adjusted dynamically.

According to my sister (who has a Wallstreet which is currently under repair
because of a broken LCD :-(, the battery lasts longer under Linux than under



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