powernowd vs. ondemand governor
ogra at ubuntu.com
Mon Feb 16 17:50:34 GMT 2009
On Mo, 2009-02-16 at 11:25 -0600, Dustin Kirkland wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 8:58 AM, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > We currently ship powernowd in the desktop seed, its main purpose being to
> > load cpufreq modules set up the kernel's CPU frequency scaling governor. If
> > (and only if) that fails, it starts up powernowd instead. I'm not sure on
> > which platforms that's still needed, if any.
> > Is this still an appropriate default? Aren't the necessary modules loaded
> > automatically now? Would it be a better idea to set the default to ondemand
> > in the kernel and drop powernowd altogether?
> Just last week, I added powernowd to the server seed for these reasons
> (to load the cpufreq modules and set the governor to 'on-demand' by
> If there is a simpler mechanism for accomplishing this (eg, set that
> default in the kernel), we could drop the powernowd package from the
> server seed as well.
well, its just a set of test scripts that are executed from the
powernowd initscripts (not even related to powernowd), imho even if we
keep them they should be split out into a separate package with a more
informative name ...
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