powernowd and laptop mode

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Thu Mar 31 05:47:58 CST 2005

On Mon, 2005-03-28 at 21:34 +0100, Rui Tiago Matos wrote:

> The problem here, IMHO is this "exactly". If it was exactly I would
> gladly support powernowd. It happens that on my machine (a p4 laptop)
> it isn't exactly when needed, causing all sorts of annoying slowdowns
> (see [1]). If it could be made more responsive (although I don't know
> if this is a problem of the CPU or the daemon) it would be great, as
> it is I have to disable it. Maybe it works better with centrino and
> the like cpus, I don't know.

Non-mobile P4s are a poor choice for laptops. There's really not a lot
we can do about that, other than disable frequency scaling on them.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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