Scaling governor controls

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Wed Jul 18 08:15:09 UTC 2012

Usually I set up the governor to ondemand by default and to performance
for audio productions. I'm neurotic :p. I can't speak for battery
resources, but at least for a PC connected to the mains, there's no big
difference for the power consumption. Don't believe an idiot like me,
simply measure the consumption. Yep, avoid using an electric meter from
the super market. I bought one and they are completely useless. However,
even low coast electric meters will show that there's no significant
IMO every distro for artists (especially for musicians only distros)
should build a kernel with a default performance and drop a script (e.g.
Debian ships with such a scrip) that change this to ondemand during

We don't safe the planet by using ondemand. We safe the planet by
picking out the CPU and additional hardware we need. If we don't need 64
cores at 10GHz, we could use an energy saving dual-core at 2GHz instead.

Just 2 Cents from an annoying idiot, YMMV :D,

I wasn't aware that he died in 2005.

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