cpu throttling--what is it?
Could someone explain to me (or point me to where I can find an answer) what
CPU throttling is? My sony vaio has 8 CPU throttling levels:
$ cat /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/throttling
state count: 8
active state: T0
I see that varying the setting has a big effect on performance (and presumably
battery life). However, the throttling setting doesn't seem to affect my CPU
clock. So how does it work?