powerd(8), cpufreq(4) only available on amd64/i386?

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Mon Jan 7 09:23:50 UTC 2013

I recently installed 9.1-release on a sparc64 box.
One of the options in bsdinstall was to use the
cpu power control. I chose to use it. So I've got

# grep power /etc/rc.conf 

which doesn't seem to work:

root: /etc/rc: WARNING: failed to start powerd

Is the following dmesg line relevant?

# dmesg|grep "power management"
jbusppm0: <JBus power management> mem 0x4000f000000-0x4000f000007,0x4000f410050-0x4000f41005f on nexus0

Anyway, I wonder if powerd is only for amd64/i386
and is not supposed to work on sparc64.
cpufreq(4) is not listed in sparc64 GENERIC kernel.

If that's the case, then maybe it's best to
remove powerd option from bsdinstall?


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