2 core dumps

Garrett Cooper yanefbsd at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 16:22:06 UTC 2008

On Feb 24, 2008, at 4:55 AM, Adrian Chadd wrote:

> I'd suggest that you graph the whatever temperatures your laptop can
> report under both FreeBSD and Linux.
> Laptops do get warm - especially if people do dumb things like
> restrict airflow to where its needed - but if its getting too warm to
> use then something's amiss.
> Powerd and friends job isn't to prevent the CPU from overheating, its
> to step the CPU down a notch when its not being asked to do intensive
> tasks. If your laptop can't sustain intensive tasks without crashing
> then there's a fault in the laptop, either the design or your specific
> unit.
> Graph the temperatures and see if the laptop runs noticably warmer
> under FreeBSD than Linux. You might just find that "more work" is
> being done under FreeBSD and its causing your hardware to fail.
> The backtraces are useless if your hardware is at fault. Discount the
> hardware being at fault first.
> 2c,
> adrian
> (Who gave up trying to make this crap work on PCs and just bought an  
> iBook..)

	Yeah, well the thing is too that many OS'es will work your hardware  
differently. Solaris for example will work your hardware a lot more  
than Linux / FreeBSD.

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