bin/129287: powerd should grow signals to switch between modes

Nick Hibma nick at
Sat Nov 29 23:20:02 PST 2008

>Number:         129287
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       powerd should grow signals to switch between modes
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Nov 30 07:20:01 UTC 2008
>Originator:     Nick Hibma
>Release:        FreeBSD 7.1-PRERELEASE i386
AnyWi Technologies
System: FreeBSD 7.1-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 7.1-PRERELEASE #0 r184964MS: Fri Nov 14 22:31:40 CET 2008 root at i386

powerd should grow signal handling to trigger it into high and low performance
modes. Sending for example USR1 could make it switch between adaptive to
minimum and USR2 between adaptive and maximum.

That would allow the running in minimum mode while not doing anything big and
quickly switching to adaptive mode open office. Or switch to minimum mode when closing the lid.

More information about the freebsd-bugs mailing list