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Re: PowerTOP tool released; time to fix the wasted laptop power on fedora?



Arjan van de Ven wrote:
Hi,

some of you already know that I've been working on getting Linux (and
Fedora) to be a lot better about power usage on laptops by avoiding
spurious wakeups and context switches and such (look at the "wakeup" bug
in fedora bugzilla ;).
...
Would this tool help one in tracing the cause of disk accesses in an otherwise inactive/idle notebook. It seems to be about every 3 seconds or so that the hard disk LED lights. This must make it impossible for the hard drive to get powered down - and save power.

DaveT.


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