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  • Linux 4.17 Will Allow Some Systems To Lower Their Idle Power Use Up To 10%+

    Phoronix: Linux 4.17 Will Allow Some Systems To Lower Their Idle Power Use Up To 10%+

    While last week was the main power management feature updates for the Linux 4.17 kernel merge window that included the new ACPI TAD driver, Rafael Wysocki today sent in a secondary set of feature updates and it includes a rather significant development for Linux power and performance...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...dle-Loop-Power

  • #2
    "Up to 10%+" literally means "Between 0 and 10%, or more". So, any value, then.

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    • #3
      This kernel has so much important features that should have been the kernel provided for the upcoming distros. This kernel is essential.

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      • #4
        BY THE WAY, finally the developers are taking benefits by ACPI.
        Last edited by Azrael5; 04-12-2018, 03:00 AM.

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        • #5
          That doesn't sound realistic to me. Maybe the CPU power usage can drop up to 10%, but claiming the system's power usage can drop by that amount sounds completely unrealistic to me.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RealNC View Post
            the CPU power usage can drop up to 10%
            I've read the dev's email as that.

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            • #7
              It's so confusing. I wanted to look at the code — just curious — so I went to the Rafel's git https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...ux-pm.git/log/ There's nothing relevant as far as I can see. Then I went to the commit he mentioned in the mail https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...11ce2adaff40f3 This commit doesn't even exist in the log! Wtf.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hi-Angel View Post
                It's so confusing. I wanted to look at the code — just curious — so I went to the Rafel's git https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...ux-pm.git/log/ There's nothing relevant as far as I can see. Then I went to the commit he mentioned in the mail https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...11ce2adaff40f3 This commit doesn't even exist in the log! Wtf.
                FWIW I ended up using the search for "rafael" name in the Torvalds' git https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...uthor&q=rafael

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Niarbeht View Post
                  "Up to 10%+" literally means "Between 0 and 10%, or more". So, any value, then.
                  Heh, any unsigned integer value, at least one can hope

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