A small fix for MacBookPro11,x Linux powesave interrupt problems

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I found a fix for a powersave problem I have been having with 2015 15 MBP

I have been living with a 2015 15” retina mbp and using GNU/Linux(Linux Mint 17 atm) in it for few years. The hardware is pretty nice, but drivers and powersaving has been pretty shaky. My average battery life has been around 2 hours. People using OS X usually report battery lifes of about 8 hours with this configuration. So there is something fishy going on with the power saving in Linux.

TL; DR; Disable the most used ACPI-interrupts to save power:

# Check which interrupts are getting triggered
grep . -r /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/
# Disable the offending interrupt. In my case it was gpe06
echo "disable" | sudo bash -c "cat > /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/gpe06"

I found this fix by monitoring the power usage with powertop

If you want to persist this fix over reboots, you can add it to your /etc/rc.local in order to run it after boot..