[ltp] New PowerTOP utility for Linux 2.6.21+ from Intel

Shem Multinymous linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 14 May 2007 12:10:41 -0400

On 5/14/07, Martin Milata <b42-ml@srck.net> wrote:
> What about checking accelerometer status only if hdd is actually
> spinning? Because when using laptop_mode, hdd is spun down most of the
> time, but hdapsd is doing it's work all the time. Is something like that
> possible?

Excellent idea. Caveats:

- You'll also need to keep polling if the driver is accessed via the
input infrastructure (as a joystick).
- IIRC some drives stupidly spin up when you ask them about their power mode.