[Community-news] OLPC News (2008-02-09)

Frank Ch. Eigler fche at redhat.com
Sun Feb 10 14:09:28 EST 2008


Hi, Chris -

On Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 01:44:15PM -0500, Chris Ball wrote:
> [...]
>    > Has the following idea already come up?  How about just turning off
>    > the wlan entirely during suspend, if the machine has reason to
>    > believe that its contribution to mesh connectivity is negligible?

> [...] here's one potential problem: at school, each laptop will
> believe its contribution is small.  If the laptops then all head
> home with wireless off, they aren't transmitting the mesh beacons
> needed for mesh discovery.  [...]

It could be a reasonable imposition upon an OLPC user to manually wake
up their machine at least once when they relocate -- if they wish to
participate in the mesh.  When that happens, the machine could make a
new judgement about whether wifi should be retained while next
suspended.


- FChE


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