underclocking or CPU frequency scaling
hawat.thufir at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 00:59:54 UTC 2012
On Sun, 18 Mar 2012 00:17:28 +1000, Jared Norris wrote:
> Obviously the hardware resolution is always preferable. If that fails I
> think what you're looking for is called "CPULIMIT" -
That's awesome! Exactly what I was looking for. The man page is even
readable by mere mortals like myself, with easy example syntax:
cpulimit -p 1234 -l 50
So, from top, when I compile ruby, I just enter that PID and bring it
down to a lower percentage -- looks easy. I suppose there are some
interesting differential equations involved in determining whether a
lower usage, but longer compile, might actually lead to higher
temperature. Bring on the math geeks.
Anyhow, quite interesting, I'll give it a go.
I might even set that up for flash websites with those scripts. It's
really annoying that a website can peg the CPU, even this ancient one.
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