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Re: Ondemand governor by default in etch

On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 09:36:29AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
>  * Will cause negligible impact on system performance.  ondemand seems
>    to have the philosophy of "max system speed unless I can be shown
>    that the system is pretty much idle"

This isn't true on this machine here. Enabling it has the following
	1) it slows the CPU down to the point where I can watch the title
	   bars of windows redraw step-by-step when I move the mouse over them
	2) according to the power meter in my UPS, saves approximately 0W
	   (yes, zero) of electricity.
	3) lets the chip run approximately 0°C cooler.

vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 15
model           : 4
model name      : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
stepping        : 1

analyzing CPU 0:
  driver: p4-clockmod
  CPUs which need to switch frequency at the same time: 0 1
  hardware limits: 375 MHz - 3.00 GHz
  available frequency steps: 375 MHz, 750 MHz, 1.13 GHz, 1.50 GHz, 1.88 GHz, 2.25 GHz, 2.63 GHz, 3.00 GHz

OTOH, it works absolutely great on AMD64 chips.

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