[ltp] battery balancing on Ivy Bridge laptops

Tamas Papp linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 08 May 2013 14:16:12 +0200


Since tp_smapi does not work on Ivy Bridge laptops [1], I am looking for
an alternative for battery balancing.  I found tpacpi-bat [2,3] which
exposes the API for ACPI calls.

Is there a simple way of adapting already existing battery balancing
scripts using tpacpi-bat?  I thought of writing it myself, but I am
unsure what it should do: should it monitor battery levels and always
force-discharge the one which has more energy left?



[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Tp_smapi#Supported_Laptops
[2] https://github.com/teleshoes/tpacpi-bat
[3] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=54293