Systems running hot?

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Sun Dec 20 02:30:11 UTC 2009

On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 9:27 PM, Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:
> Paul G Webster wrote:
>> tried running powerd on it?
> I was not running powerd, but I just enabled it with:
> performance_cx_lowest="HIGH"
> performance_cpu_freq="HIGH"
> economy_cx_lowest="HIGH"
> economy_cpu_freq="HIGH"
> If I'm reading the rc.conf man page correctly, that will give me the
> benefit of good performance while at the same time dropping the cpu
> frequency and power usage when idle?
> Any other suggestions are welcome.

You can also set settings dependent on the power source:

   powerd_flags="-a max -b adaptive"

would set maximum frequency on AC power, and adapt to usage on
battery.  You can set percentages as well for each, but to be honest,
this isn't solving the real problem here...

Glen Barber

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