[PC-BSD Dev] powerd replacement

Tim McCormick tim at pcbsd.org
Sat Jul 14 10:34:02 PDT 2007

> Hey ho,
> I recently played around with powerd and looked through its source code.
>   And to my humble opinion it is not very feature rich. Though CPU
> frequency scaling is an important feature, it won't do other things that
> can save power on a notebook, for example dimming the monitor, or going
> automatically into stand by. Also the powerd daemon lacks some kind of
> dynamic update and dynamic "profile" support.
> Therefore I decided to either replace powerd completely or to update it.
> What do you guys think is better? Or should we try to port KPowersave
> instead?

Hey Florian,

Sounds like a nice idea. However, I'd prefer to have an updated powerd,
than a replacement. In the best case, you'd make the changes, test 'em etc.
and submit them to the FreeBSD tree :)

Tim McCormick
PC-BSD Lead Developer

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