[TEST/REVIEW] CPU accounting patches

John Baldwin jhb at freebsd.org
Fri Jan 27 10:37:19 PST 2006

On Friday 27 January 2006 04:03, Mike Jakubik wrote:
> Brian Candler wrote:
> > I guess this is OK, *if* you trust the power management system to do its
> > job properly. Unfortunately I have very bad experiences of such things.
> > In many cases I've ended up turning off power management completely and
> > locking everything at max clock speed. Mind you, if I do that, anything
> > you do with scaling factors isn't going to affect me, so actually I don't
> > really care. I'll shut up now :-)
> Let's not forget, FreeBSD is really a server OS. Who in their right mind
> uses power saving features on a server? It sounds nice in theory, but
> doesn't work as well.

People with lots and lots of servers who need to keep the entire power load 
down to avoid overloading their power source.  Also, said people might care 
about the cost of their power bills.

John Baldwin <jhb at FreeBSD.org>  <><  http://www.FreeBSD.org/~jhb/
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