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ACPI_THERMAL(4)		 BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual	       ACPI_THERMAL(4)

NAME
     acpi_thermal — ACPI thermal management subsystem

SYNOPSIS
     device acpi

DESCRIPTION
     The acpi_thermal driver provides the thermal management features of the
     ACPI module.  This driver has a sysctl(8) interface and a devd(8) notifi‐
     cation interface.	The sysctls export properties of each ACPI thermal
     zone object.

     There can be multiple thermal zones in a system.  For example, each CPU
     and the enclosure could all be separate thermal zones, each with its own
     setpoints and cooling devices.  Thermal zones are numbered sequentially
     in the order they appear in the AML.

     The acpi_thermal driver also activates the active cooling system accord‐
     ing to each thermal zone's setpoints.

SYSCTL VARIABLES
     hw.acpi.thermal.min_runtime
	     Number of seconds to continue active cooling once started.	 A new
	     active cooling level will not be selected until this interval
	     expires.

     hw.acpi.thermal.polling_rate
	     Number of seconds between polling the current temperature.

     hw.acpi.thermal.user_override
	     If set to 1, allow user override of various setpoints (below).
	     The original values for these settings are obtained from the BIOS
	     and system overheating and possible damage could occur if
	     changed.  Default is 0 (no override).

     hw.acpi.thermal.tz%d.active
	     Current active cooling system state.  If this is non-negative,
	     the appropriate _AC%d object is running.  Set this value to the
	     desired active cooling level to force the corresponding fan
	     object to the appropriate level.

     hw.acpi.thermal.tz%d.passive_cooling
	     If set to 1, passive cooling is enabled.  It does cooling without
	     fans using cpufreq(4) as the mechanism for controlling CPU speed.
	     Default is enabled for tz0 where it is available.

     hw.acpi.thermal.tz%d.thermal_flags
	     Current thermal zone status.  These are bit-masked values.

     hw.acpi.thermal.tz%d.temperature
	     Current temperature for this zone.

     hw.acpi.thermal.tz%d._PSV
	     Temperature to start passive cooling by throttling down CPU, etc.
	     This value can be overridden by the user.

     hw.acpi.thermal.tz%d._HOT
	     Temperature to start critical suspend to disk (S4).  This value
	     can be overridden by the user.

     hw.acpi.thermal.tz%d._CRT
	     Temperature to start critical shutdown (S5).  This value can be
	     overridden by the user.

     hw.acpi.thermal.tz%d._ACx
	     Temperatures at which to switch to the corresponding active cool‐
	     ing level.	 The lower the _ACx value, the higher the cooling
	     power.

     All temperatures are printed in Celsius.  Values can be set in Celsius
     (by providing a trailing "C") or Kelvin (by leaving off any trailing let‐
     ter).  When setting a value by sysctl(8), do not specify a trailing deci‐
     mal (i.e., 90C instead of 90.0C).

NOTIFIES
     Notifies are passed to userland via devd(8).  See /etc/devd.conf and
     devd.conf(5) for examples.	 The acpi_thermal driver sends events with the
     following attributes:

     system	ACPI
     subsystem	Thermal
     type	The fully qualified thermal zone object path as in the ASL.
     notify	An integer designating the event:

		0x80	Current temperature has changed.
		0x81	One or more trip points (_ACx, _PSV) have changed.
		0x82	One or more device lists (_ALx, _PSL, _TZD) have
			changed.
		0xcc	Non-standard notify that the system will shutdown if
			the temperature stays above _CRT or _HOT for one more
			poll cycle.

SEE ALSO
     acpi(4), cpufreq(4), acpidump(8)

AUTHORS
     Michael Smith

     This manual page was written by Takanori Watanabe.

BSD				March 17, 2007				   BSD
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