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SubjectRe: Battery life difference
On Sat, 5 Jul 2008 18:44:21 +0300
"Felipe Balbi" <felipebalbi@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> hmm... interesting :-)
> where should i look for more info ? Any pointers would be nice
>
> > There's a few things you can do to help stuff along; make sure
> > you're using AHCI.
>
> not loaded. Thanks

you may also need to toggle your bios to enable AHCI btw

>
> > Also take a look at
> > http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/linux-kernel/2008/5/8/1771024
> > because these patches save like 0.75W in our lab.
>
> cool, is it merged upstream ?
> I'll build current git kernel and reply again with new linux results.
> It could be that ubuntu 2.6.24 is broken somehow...
>
> > To be honest, I'm surprised at your results; in our testing (with a
> > different distro though) we don't see such a difference and Linux is
> > doing rather well.
>
> can you get powertop results in a 2.6.24 distro kernel and current git
> kernel ?

most of my measurement machines are in the office ;(

Anyway, also make sure you use the 0.11 version of powertop; we added
some newer stuff into that version...

>


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