Isn't Wifi supposed to be off by default?
werner at openmoko.org
Wed Jan 14 12:50:34 CET 2009
Andy Green wrote:
> the stuff to control power properly is waiting on Werner finishing
> squeezing as much email as possible out of it [...]
Says he who keeps on starting those arguments ;-) By the way,
have you noticed that my "unnecessary" questions have yielded a
completely new consensus among the "owners" of rfkill ?
> [...] and doing the rfkill
> stuff, at which point we will rip out the existing arrangements and
> leave it alone by default.
Hmm, I think you should be careful about advertizing rfkill as a
power-saving mechanism, because that's not what it is designed to
be. In our case, the implementation will end up being equivalent
to unbind/bind, which is as good as it gets, but there's nothing
in the rfkill architecture that says that there isn't a better
way to save power. In fact, you're not even guaranteed to save
Unfortunately, this means that power saving is still something
whose mechanism needs to be decided on a case by case basis.
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