Power Mangement BoFSMark Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Linux applications from embedded and hand-held devices through supercomputers all care about efficient use of electricity. For mobile users, battery life is paramount. For AC users, energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important. This is amplified by the ENERGY STAR (R) Program Requirements for Computers 4.0, which goes into effect July 20, 2007. Linux attempts to satisfy the power management needs of its diverse customers with Power Opp, ACPI, clock + voltage frameworks, and cpufreq. The Linux community works best when synergy between developments can be exploited with shared APIs and shared code. We will holding an open discussion on building the future of Linux power management, and will focus on the highest priority developments in Linux power management for the next year.