[ltp] battery balancing on Ivy Bridge laptops

Paul Seelig linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 08 May 2013 14:59:05 +0200

Hi Tamas,

are you already aware of http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/tlp.html ?

According to the FAQ at http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/docs/tlp-faq.html,
"TLP automatically uses tpacpi-bat when the kernel module acpi_call is

Hope this helps,

On 05/08/2013 02:16 PM, Tamas Papp wrote:
> 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?