[Oneiric-Topic] Further PowerNap Improvements

Dustin Kirkland kirkland at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 30 16:14:12 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 9:57 AM, Andres Rodriguez <andreserl at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> During the Natty release cycle, PowerNap was improved in two main aspects:
>  - Monitoring enhancements, adding the capability to monitor different
> components such as Input, Network Activity and Application activity to
> correctly determine the idled state of the machine.
>  - New Power Saving method, consisting on using pm-powersave and providing a
> few additional scripts.
> However, now. I'd like to see a Client/Server implementation approach of
> PowerNap on which things occur as follows:
>  - Client auto-registration to a PowerNap server
>  - PowerNap server tracking the status of a PowerNap client in the network.
>  - PowerNap server being able to schedule wakeups-sleeps for any of the
> clients.
>  - PowerNap server being able to monitor network to auto wakeup monitored
> machines (i.e. ARP Monitor)
>  - API like base implementation to be able to integrate it to
> other applications, (i.e. Landscape.)

These are good, Andres.

Additionally, I would like to see the current PowerNap monitors which
are still polling to be moved to an event-based model, where possible.


Dustin Kirkland
Ubuntu Core Developer

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