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Re: RFA: acpi-support -- glue layer for translating laptop buttons, plus legacy suspend support

Giacomo Catenazzi <cate@debian.org> wrote:

>Recently it was discovered that a blinking cursor consumes a lot of power
>(blink is normally between 1 and 2 second interval).
>I think it should be the same, in this case.
>Take into account that both uses hardware, thus not allowing some chips
>to rests.

No, they're not comparable. The difference in power draw between active and idle
in modern GPUs can be on the order of 10-20W. That's not the case for ATA hardware,
and even if it were we don't do anything to idle the chipsets at the moment.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.devel@srcf.ucam.org

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