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    SubjectRe: Synaptics PS/2 driver and 2.6.0-test11
    On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 06:26:52PM -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
    > On Sunday 30 November 2003 05:39 pm, Lukas Hejtmanek wrote:
    > > On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 05:28:10PM -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
    > >
    > > I'm using ACPI both in 2.4.22 and 2.6.0. I'm using battery_applet
    > > (gnome applet) for testing battery state.
    > >
    > > I will try it. Is acpi=off at boot time enough for that?
    > How often does battery_applet poll the battery?

    This particular applet was written by some genius to read a state
    from ACPI _every second_. To add insult to injury it rereads a
    constant information from ...battery/info on every round instead of
    storing it. As you can guess it can sink a substantial amount of
    cycles and other resources especially that ACPI in BIOS is also
    often on a very heavy side.

    > Start with polling the
    > battery less often, let's say every 3 minutes

    Likely even every 3 seconds will make a difference but maybe not

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