> On 03/08/2010 01:17 PM, Holger Macht wrote:
>> On 03/08/2010 09:21 AM, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>>> On 03/08/2010 12:57 AM, 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.
>>> Then why not simply explain it to them? There's a "?" button right
>>> there. Hell of a lot better than just assuming your users are idiots.
>> I don't think they are idiots at all. Did you read the links I posted?
>> Would you expect everybody reading such texts before configuring there
>> power management needs? Having the CPU frequency options in the
>> powerdevil GUI leads to people think "wow, I'm saving power when setting
>> the governor to powersave when on battery power". But this is plain
>> wrong. They won't read the documentation, they're just clicking and
>> think they are happy but actually are draining more power than before.
>> It was wrong to add this in the first place (which is my fault, too),
>> and now it's hard to get rid of it because everybody got used to it.
> OK, I see your point. But you're removing the options just because of
> what one guy said?
No I'm not. I post this because that's my opinion and a lot guys are
saying that, inlcuding me, I just don't have a better explanation,
that's why I posted the reference.
> What if http://www.codon.org.uk/~mjg59/power/good_practices.html is
> wrong? He didn't post any proof there, like measurements of how much
> Watts difference there is.
> Also, it might be better to bring this to LKML. The people who actually
> wrote the governors might have some explanations.
It has been brought up multiple times, really. It's just KDE catching
up... Does "race to idle" ring any bell? That's what current kernel
developers endorse over and over again.