[Pm-utils] Basic powersave hooks
seife at suse.de
Tue Jul 1 05:01:06 PDT 2008
Victor Lowther wrote:
> Hmmm... these settings have worked well for me over the years. What are
> these better heuristics?
a fixed timeout is almost always a bad idea. Modern (newer than 5 years)
notebook drives do intelligent spindown if you set the APM value lower than 128.
> OK, do we have a better method of reducing hard drive power consumption
> when running on battery?
Actually, spindown does not really save much power.
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