PowerTOP tool released; time to fix the wasted laptop power on fedora?

Josh Boyer jwboyer at jdub.homelinux.org
Sun May 13 00:41:19 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-05-12 at 15:12 -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> Hi,
> some of you already know that I've been working on getting Linux (and
> Fedora) to be a lot better about power usage on laptops by avoiding
> spurious wakeups and context switches and such (look at the "wakeup" bug
> in fedora bugzilla ;).
> As part of my job at Intel I've now released a user friendly tool that
> allows everyone that uses it to see what the biggest problems on their
> own laptop are... The results internally to Intel have been really good;
> several people gained an hour of battery just by using the tool and
> getting rid of (or fixing) 'broken' applications.
> PowerTOP can be downloaded from http://www.linuxpowertop.org
> for completeness I've attached the full announcement text I used in
> other places below. I hope that enough people will use it and report /
> fix issues in software so that the whole Linux experience on laptops
> will be a lot better in a few months..

Awesome.  Were you planning on packaging this tool for Fedora, or should
I whip something together?

/me goes off to figure out why liferea causes 50.2% of the wakeups on
his machine.


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