[ANNOUNCE] cpupowerutils - cpufrequtils extended with quite some features

Corentin Chary corentin.chary at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 07:56:01 PST 2011

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 11:46 AM, Thomas Renninger <trenn at suse.de> wrote:
> Why is there need for another tool?
> -----------------------------------
> CPU power consumption vs performance tuning is not about
> CPU frequency switching anymore for quite some time.
> Deep sleep states, traditional dynamic frequency scaling and
> hidden turbo/boost frequencies are tight close together and
> depend on each other. The first two exist on different architectures
> like PPC, Itanium and ARM the latter only on X86.
> On X86 the APU (CPU+GPU) will only run most efficiently if CPU
> and GPU has proper power management in place.
> Users and Developers want to have *one* tool to get an overview what their
> system supports and to monitor and debug CPU power management in detail.
> The tool should compile and work on as much architectures as
> possible.

Hi Thomas,
Do you think handling really vendor specific "boosts" like EeePC's SHE
is in cpupower scope ?
Still, it would not solve the issue of setting SHE mode in a standard
way, or associating it with a governor.

Corentin Chary

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