There's Another Linux Kernel Power Problem
Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 9 December 2012. Page 4 of 4. 40 Comments

The problem is also present for database workloads with Linux on the newer kernels.

When throwing another workload at the Intel Linux system, this time building out the PHP source package, there is still a very evident power consumption difference between Linux 3.5 and Linux 3.6 while being unresolved for the imminent Linux 3.7 kernel release.

Stay tuned for more articles when time allows on this problem plus other unresolved kernel issues.

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