> On Sunday 07 March 2010 23:57:37 Holger Macht wrote
>> Remove all CPU frequency scaling code from powerdevil and the kcm
>> module. You should never offer those options to the user because he
>> might not understand what the impact is. You only want a dynamic
>> frequency algorithm which is the default these days (ondemand
>> governor). A good explanation is provided in .
> I do not object the point, but saving power is really not all I care for. At
> least for my part, controlling and limiting head and noise emission is often
> much more important than lengthening battery lifetime as much as possible. In
> many situations, I prefer a system, that is cool and silent even under heavy
> load. Therefore I do not only have a "power plug" and "battery" profile, but
> also a "silent" and a "movie" profile, both using the powersave governor to
> limit CPU frequency and hence head, fan speed and noise.
> Of course, if these options are removed, I can still use other tools to limit
> CPU frequency, but none of them is as convenient as powerdevil with its
> integration into KDE. Therefore, I'd really miss these options, if the were
> removed from powerdevil.
Yes, I know a lot people will miss them and there will be a lot more
complains about this. Believe me, this will hit back on me when users
report this in my employers bugzilla ;-)
People got used to it, but that doesn't change the fact that it's wrong.
If you have thermal problems, those need to be solved in a different way
but not with CPU frequency scaling.