CL1B power distribution

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Sun Apr 26 07:24:22 EDT 2009

On Sun, 2009-04-26 at 00:40 -0400, Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote:
> John Watlington wrote:
> > Quick straw poll on how many people think it is useful enough have  
> > individual control over the power supplied to each connector to raise the cost  
> > of the laptop by $0.15 ?
> Turning off a single port to which nothing is connected saves no power,
> right?  I don't see the appeal. 

It was nice that we could stagger the switching on of USB ports, to
avoid crashes due to power surges and resulting drops on the power rail.

How sure are you that we won't need similar workarounds in CL1B?

David Woodhouse                            Open Source Technology Centre
David.Woodhouse at                              Intel Corporation

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