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Re: too many deamons by default - F7 test 2 live cd

Thomas M Steenholdt wrote:
Rahul Sundaram wrote:
Jarod Wilson wrote:

Everyone please kindly read the cpuspeed initscript before continuing to
hypothesize about it. It does indeed already look for necessary support,
and silently exits without doing a thing it its not present.

/me is the cpuspeed maintainer... :)

It would do that everytime on bootup though. Right? Can we make it disable itself if the support is not there on first run?


Having daemons deactivate themselves like this seems like a bad idea from a users perspective... God knows in how many places you'd be searching for the reason why feature xyz isn't working, if all services would do that. The will have a pretty hard time re-enabling themselves as it stands right now.

Btw, from my experience, the cpuspeed daemon isn't even started from the initscript (at least on my machine, running FC6), it really only modprobes the cpufreq_ondemand module.

Yep, we try to use the in-kernel ondemand governor wherever possible, only falling back to userspace (cpuspeed daemon) when we have to or when the user has set userspace as their governor. It modprobes, *and* twiddles things in /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/. :)

Jarod Wilson
jwilson redhat com

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