hughsient at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 11:18:34 PDT 2005
On Wed, 2005-10-26 at 14:08 -0400, David Zeuthen wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-10-26 at 17:55 +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:
> > So we could add something like this:
> > acad=`hal-find-by-capability --capability ac_adapter`
> > if [ $acad ] ; then
> > onac=`hal-get-property --udi=$acad --key=ac_adapter.present`
> > if [ "x$onac" == "xfalse" ] ; then
> > echo "On battery power, aborting"
> > exit 1
> > fi
> > fi
> > at the top of a typical cron script, say for instance:
> > * makewhatis
> > * prelink
> > * rpm
> > * slocate
> > * yum
> I think the Fedora scripts use the Fedora specific /usr/bin/on_ac_power
> tool (which asks HAL) to do exactly this.
Ahh yes. I knew not of this program.
> Can I ask why you are worried about all this?
Well, makewhatis kicked in when I was on battery power, and my CPU went
up to 100%. I'm just wondering how easy it was to integrate the cron
jobs with the hal power stuff, but it sounds like you have it covered in
Ignore me. :-)
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