default settings too aggressive?

Bug #329154 reported by Nicolò Chieffo on 2009-02-13
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
laptop-mode-tools (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: laptop-mode-tools

When on battery the default option for hdparm -B is "1"
Isn't this option too aggressive? It should be better to setup a "128"
Also the spindown time is quite low, only 60 seconds!!

Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2009-12-01
Changed in laptop-mode-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
ceg (ceg) wrote :

You may be able to find that benchmark test on the net, that only the aggressive settings together with the laptop_mode actually saved considerable power if the laptop was used.

The other typical preference would be to trigger power saving measures only when the laptop is not in use, but of course this won't extend your battery time while using the laptop.

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