Problem on AMD64
David van Kuijk
dynasore at bigfoot.com
Mon Dec 22 13:03:13 PST 2008
OK, thanks again. I didn't know those tools. est is not supported om
AMD64, but I will start experimenting with powerd.
The main thing I want to accomplish is to lower my energy bill after I
found out my server is costing me 50 cents a day of electricity. So any
other ideas (besides powering off ;-) are welcome...
Kevin Oberman wrote:
>> Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 22:31:04 +0100
>> From: David van Kuijk <dynasore at bigfoot.com>
>> Sender: owner-freebsd-acpi at freebsd.org
>> Thanks for the responses so far.
>> I would be happy with S3. I am however a little confused about the
>> abilities of my server as reported by sysctl hw.acpi.
>> As commented below this line suggests that no other states than S4/S5
>> are supported:
>> hw.acpi.supported_sleep_state: S4 S5
>> But this is also listed:
>> hw.acpi.standby_state: S1
>> hw.acpi.suspend_state: S3
>> Are these last two overridden by the first, meaning that S3 is not
>> available from my BIOS???
> Yes. FreeBSD, by default, sets up standby as S1 and suspend to S3 because
> almost all BIOSes support these states. Yours is the first BIOS I have
> seen that does not do S1. That is really odd.
> In any case, you have no available ways to cut power when your system is
> really idle other than powering off. Of course, you may be able to do
> some power saving with powerd and EST if your BIOS and CPU support those.
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