powerd on 8.0, is it considered safe?

David Rawling djr at pdconsec.net
Tue Mar 9 20:52:12 UTC 2010

On 8/03/2010 9:47 PM, Dan Naumov wrote:
> Is powerd finally considered stable and safe to use on 8.0? At least
> on 7.2, it consistently caused panics when used on Atom systems with
> Hyper-Threading enabled, but I recall that Attilio Rao was looking
> into it.
I can confirm I've been running it on an Atom 330 board, with HyperThreading, on 8.0-RELEASE-p2, for quite some time now:

timeserver ~ 66>  uptime

  7:43AM  up 11 days, 13:34, 1 user, load averages: 0.01, 0.01, 0.00

And /etc/rc.conf:

powerd_flags="-i 85 -r 60 -p 100"

Although now looking at it I don't know if it's working ...


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