[rescue] OT: Linux and USB on Intel

Joshua D. Boyd jdboyd at celestrion.celestrion.net
Mon Apr 21 08:55:17 CDT 2003

On Sun, Apr 20, 2003 at 12:01:49PM -0500, Scott Newell wrote:
> \begin{thinking out loud}  
> Some kind of fan rotation sensor (or airspeed sensor), a small micro, and a
> big relay...gotta be cheap enough to target the people who won't or can't
> spend the bucks for a good supply...maybe add a serial port to give the OS
> 30 seconds or so advance warning of a shutdown...everything mounted
> externally, so no mods to existing power supply fan...reflective IR sensor
> for fan blades?  hot-wire anenometer?  (sensitive) pressure sensor
> monitoring airflow?

Why not just put in a decent fan in the first place, and set the machine
to power off if the CPU tempurature gets too high, for a fairly moderate
value of high (in an attempt to prevent the CPU from holding out while
other components fry).

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