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SubjectRe: Let init know user wants to shutdown [linux-power] [linux-pm-devel] [linux-kernel-mailing-list] [some-other-list]
Hi!

> > You can break the whole power management problem down to "here are the
> > levels of low-power provided by the hardware, here are the idleness
> > triggers that may be monitored". That's it, nothing more.
> > This is powerful enough to do all the things you could want a pm layer
> > to do:
> >
> > 1) CPU's have been in their idle threads for X percent of
> > of the past measurement quantum, half clock the processors.
> >
> > 2) The user has hit the "sleep" trigger, spin down the disks,
> > reduce clock the cpus, bus, PCI controller and PCI devices.
>
> Often the 'sleep trigger' is an _absence_ of activity rather than anything
> explicit like a button being pressed. You need inactivity timers, and events
> which _reset_ those timers, on triggers like keyboard/touchscreen/serial
> input, etc.

I believe that at least thermal managment should be done in
kernelspace. You do not want to overheat your cpu because you
accidentally killed powerd, right?
Pavel
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