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Bug#678726: Please drop cpufrequtils from task-laptop; linux-image now has a sensible default configuration

On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 08:16:05AM +0200, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Josh Triplett (josh@joshtriplett.org):
> > Package: tasksel
> > Version: 3.09
> > Severity: normal
> > 
> > As of version 3.2.21-1 of the Linux images, the Linux kernel now loads
> > any necessary cpufreq module itself based on cpuid, and the kernel
> > images have defaulted to the ondemand cpufreq governor for a while now.
> > Given those defaults, users no longer need cpufrequtils unless they want
> > to put their system into a non-default less energy-efficient
> > configuration.
> > 
> > So, please drop cpufrequtils from task-laptop.
> Hello Josh,
> Thanks for keeping an eye on this. Always good to have people taking
> care of tasks which is something that has to be done "nottoo close" to
> the release.


I'll try to take a quick look at tasks to see if any other changes need
to occur before the freeze.

> Before I really remove the package, is there a reason why it would hurt
> to have it?

It wouldn't cause serious problems, but it does cause two extra init
scripts to run at boot time, one of which will override the in-kernel
default with its own default.  Long-term, it seems preferable to have
the defaults in exactly one place.

- Josh Triplett

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