cvs commit: src/sys/conf files src/sys/modules/acpi/acpi Makefile src/sys/dev/acpica acpi_battery.c acpi_smbat.c acpi_smbus.h acpiio.h

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Mon Nov 7 05:45:53 PST 2005

On Mon, 7 Nov 2005 23:16, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Nate Lawson <nate at> writes:
> > Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> > > Try running powerd with a 5000 ms polling interval.  With the default
> > > of 500 ms, it never seems to stabilize, but keeps oscillating wildly
> > > in the 75-300 MHz range on my Dell Latitude D600.
> >
> > That is bad for performance.  It can then take up to 10-15 seconds to
> > promote back to 100% CPU when your system becomes busy.
> It's not as bad for performance as me tossing the laptop out the
> window in frustration because powerd keeps changing the CPU frequency
> and the system freezes for just a moment every time it does.

Pretty odd the system freezes with a frequency change!
I have an Inspiron 8600 and I don't see that behaviour.. Although I do get 
hitches reading temperature and battery info :(

Tried a newer BIOS?

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