jens.schmalzing at physik.uni-muenchen.de
Thu Feb 14 08:42:47 EST 2002
> I shut down the device when the interface is down for more than
> about 10 seconds.
> Either I fake the ioctl and return no link,
Which makes ifd useless, because it won't be able to detect that a
link is actually present.
> or I power it back up each time, preventing basically the chip to
> ever be power managed.
Which consumes unnecassary power, reducing battery life. I see the
point. Would it make sense to make the time between the link going
down and the device powering off configurable, either as a module
parameter or as a kernel config option? Then one could choose to have
either sensible power management or automatic link detection, if it's
not possible to get both.
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