Debian Bug report logs - #587514
RFP: cpupowerd -- daemon for frequency and voltage control of AMD K8 CPUs with undervolting/overvolting capability

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: "Antti J. Salminen" <antti.salminen@gmail.com>

Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:51:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Bug#587514; Package wnpp. (Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:51:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: "Antti J. Salminen" <antti.salminen@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: cpupowerd -- daemon for frequency and voltage control of AMD K8 CPUs with undervolting/overvolting capability
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 15:48:15 +0300
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "Antti J. Salminen" <antti.salminen@gmail.com>


* Package name    : cpupowerd
  Version         : 0.2.1
  Upstream Author : Markus Strobl <markus.strobl@gmx.at>
* URL             : http://cpupowerd.sourceforge.net/
* License         : GPL-2
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : daemon for frequency and voltage control of AMD K8 CPUs with undervolting/overvolting capability

 cpupowerd can be used with AMD K8 processors to adjust the CPU frequency 
 and voltage dynamically.
 It can be run as a daemon that dynamically adjusts the processor state
 according to load.
 .
 It's capabilities include overvolting as well as undervolting. This means
 you can use it to run your processor at a voltage lower than what it is
 supposed to run at according to it's specifications and make it run cooler
 and with lower power consumption. WARNING: Doing this could cause damage to
 your hardware so only do it if you know what you're doing and are willing to
 accept the risk.
 . 
 Currently it supports only AMD K8 processors like Athlon, Athlon64 (X2), 
 Sempron, Opteron, Turion...




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Bug#587514; Package wnpp. (Tue, 29 Jun 2010 14:03:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org, "Antti J. Salminen" <antti.salminen@gmail.com>. (Tue, 29 Jun 2010 14:03:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 587514@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org>
To: "Antti J. Salminen" <antti.salminen@gmail.com>, 587514@bugs.debian.org, Debian Developers <debian-devel@lists.debian.org>
Subject: Re: Bug#587514: ITP: cpupowerd -- daemon for frequency and voltage control of AMD K8 CPUs with undervolting/overvolting capability
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 16:00:47 +0200
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On 29.06.2010 14:48, Antti J. Salminen wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: "Antti J. Salminen" <antti.salminen@gmail.com>
> 
> 
> * Package name    : cpupowerd
>   Version         : 0.2.1
>   Upstream Author : Markus Strobl <markus.strobl@gmx.at>
> * URL             : http://cpupowerd.sourceforge.net/
> * License         : GPL-2
>   Programming Lang: C
>   Description     : daemon for frequency and voltage control of AMD K8 CPUs with undervolting/overvolting capability
> 
>  cpupowerd can be used with AMD K8 processors to adjust the CPU frequency 
>  and voltage dynamically.
>  It can be run as a daemon that dynamically adjusts the processor state
>  according to load.
>  .
>  It's capabilities include overvolting as well as undervolting. This means
>  you can use it to run your processor at a voltage lower than what it is
>  supposed to run at according to it's specifications and make it run cooler
>  and with lower power consumption. WARNING: Doing this could cause damage to
>  your hardware so only do it if you know what you're doing and are willing to
>  accept the risk.
>  . 
>  Currently it supports only AMD K8 processors like Athlon, Athlon64 (X2), 
>  Sempron, Opteron, Turion...

Do we really need yet another cpu frequency scaling daemon?
What features does it have over existing packages?
Looking at the upstream homepage, the last release is from 1,5 years ago, so the
development looks pretty much stalled. Is this software actively maintained?

Michael



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Bug#587514; Package wnpp. (Sun, 23 Jan 2011 13:33:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Sebastian Steinhuber <sebastian.steinhuber@googlemail.com>
To: 587514@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#587514: ITP: cpupowerd -- daemon for frequency and voltage, control of AMD K8 CPUs with undervolting/overvolting capability
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 14:29:09 +0100
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Hi all,

nine months ago I liked to install a cpu frequency controlling daemon
that is also capable of voltage setting. I'm not an overclocker, but I
wanted to keep system temerature low and save some power consumption.

Well, since there was no package in the debian repositories I did a web
research, stumbled upon cpupowerd and two alternatives; I felt that
cpupowerd had all neccessary documentation and was easy to install.

I had to add some init info to the init script for more init compliance,
and played with the vid settings until I got the system running with
lowest possible values.
Only drawback is that itself needs cpu time, maybe that could be
optimized, but I'm very pleased with cpupowerd's efforts to save energy.
I've found cpupowerd very useful.

I'm feeling that Debian should have a cpu frequency controlling daemon
that is capable of cpu voltage setting.

Best,

Sebastian

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Bug#587514; Package wnpp. (Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:31:53 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
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Message #20 received at 587514@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 587514@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: cpupowerd: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 18:02:33 +0200
retitle 587514 RFP: cpupowerd -- daemon for frequency and voltage control of AMD K8 CPUs with undervolting/overvolting capability
noowner 587514
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of cpupowerd back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 6 months.

If you are still interested in adopting cpupowerd, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 587514 ITP: cpupowerd -- daemon for frequency and voltage control of AMD K8 CPUs with undervolting/overvolting capability
 owner 587514 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <587514@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>




Changed Bug title to 'RFP: cpupowerd -- daemon for frequency and voltage control of AMD K8 CPUs with undervolting/overvolting capability' from 'ITP: cpupowerd -- daemon for frequency and voltage control of AMD K8 CPUs with undervolting/overvolting capability' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:48:27 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by "Antti J. Salminen" <antti.salminen@gmail.com>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:48:28 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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