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Bug#542117: marked as done (powernowd: The polling frequency is too slow)

Your message dated Wed, 21 Nov 2012 16:23:13 +0000
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and subject line Bug#602052: Removed package(s) from unstable
has caused the Debian Bug report #542117,
regarding powernowd: The polling frequency is too slow
to be marked as done.

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Package: powernowd
Version: 1.00-1.1
Severity: normal

The default polling interval is 1000 ms.   That is a *long*
time on a human interface time scale.   It's also a long time
compared to many tasks, like bringing up a window.

In fact, I've been sitting here with my eye on the second hand
of my watch, and I find that quite often, the burst of activity
that triggers powernowd is all over by the time it responds.
If/when that happens, turning up the CPU frequency is just a total
waste.  It's closing the barn door after the horse has left.

So, powernowd really ought to poll faster.   I know that no one
likes to do it, but the hard fact is that humans do notice
200ms delays.   If powernowd is actually intended to make
the user interface snapper, it needs to poll at a 200ms interval,
and some people might even want 100ms.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages powernowd depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.9-23     GNU C Library: Shared libraries

powernowd recommends no packages.

powernowd suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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Version: 1.00-2+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package powernowd has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

For details on the removal, please see http://bugs.debian.org/602052

The version of this package that was in Debian prior to this removal
can still be found using http://snapshot.debian.org/.

This message was generated automatically; if you believe that there is
a problem with it please contact the archive administrators by mailing

Debian distribution maintenance software
Ansgar Burchardt (the ftpmaster behind the curtain)

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