reducing power usage of Fedora - how you can help!
drago01 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 22:58:19 UTC 2007
On 8/10/07, Arjan van de Ven <arjan at infradead.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-08-09 at 23:56 +0200, dragoran wrote:
> > On 8/9/07, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> > [..]
> > echo 5 > /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode
> > gnome-power-manager already sets this (only to 2 but it does) when
> > running on battery.
> > also it does not use 5 to avoid to many spindown cycles
> laptop mode does not spin down the disk. It just clusters IO.
And it's useful everywhere, not just when on battery...
> Let me say that again: Power saving matters everywhere, not just on
> battery. Just ask any sysadmin who runs a datacenter...
I didn't say it does not matter I just explained what gpm does in fact I
run a patched x86_64 tickless kernel on my server because power savings
_do_ matter ;)
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