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Re: What is kapm-idled?



On Mon, 2001-09-03 at 22:34, Eric G. Miller wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 05:07:47AM +0800, csj wrote:
> > What is kapm-idled and why is it consuming up to 80% CPU? It's most
> > malevolent when my computer is doing nothing useful. What's the graceful
> > way to disable or shut it down (assuming that doing so would not harm my
> > system)?
> > 
> > apropos kapm
> > kapm: nothing appropriate
> 
> AFAIK, kapm-idled has something to do with apm management on newer
> kernels.  That 80% CPU usage is apparently something of a lie, since
> when this process is switched in, it isn't doing anything (e.g. 80%
> idled, or some such).  I'm still running in 2.2.x land, so maybe someone
> else can give a better explanation...

That's right.  kapm-idled is the idle time daemon in kernel 2.4.x.  It
runs when the processor is not doing anything and calls the idle/call
instructions to cool the processor/slow the processor/save battery.

Ross Burton



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