-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 John Watlington wrote: > Quick straw poll on how many people think it is useful enough have > individual > control over the power supplied to each connector to raise the cost > of the laptop > by $0.15 ?
Turning off a single port to which nothing is connected saves no power, right? I don't see the appeal. Maybe for deactivating power to passive devices (e.g. usb sticks) during suspend, but such devices are cheap to power anyway, and may not shut down cleanly if their power supply is killed. Moreover, I am persuaded by your argument that the software is unlikely to get smart enough to use it. Also, these "switches" are actually transistors, with some leakage current and some effective resistance, right? So it seems like we pay for the flexibility of these switches with a small increase in power requirements. - --Ben -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.10 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAknz5a4ACgkQUJT6e6HFtqRgTgCdHb+0t19AEY2VaHOaVYVqC6Fs Tr0AmwVwMtgWTTgzEPys2DpPlksdTv32 =pcyb -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel