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powertop-1.13-2.1 RPM for i586

From OpenSuSE 11.4 for i586

Name: powertop Distribution: openSUSE 11.4
Version: 1.13 Vendor: openSUSE
Release: 2.1 Build date: Fri Feb 18 14:46:59 2011
Group: System/Monitoring Build host: build19
Size: 344737 Source RPM: powertop-1.13-2.1.src.rpm
Summary: A Linux Tool to Find out What is Using Power on a Laptop
PowerTOP is a program that collects the various pieces of information
from your system and presents an overview of how well your laptop is
doing in terms of power savings.

    Arjan van de Ven <>






* Tue Aug 24 2010
  - Fix minor build warning:
    powertop.x86_64: W: name-repeated-in-summary C PowerTOP
  - Update to version 1.13:
    * PowerTOP now supports Runtime Device Power Management, both in terms
      of enabling it via a suggestion as well as collecting statistics for it
    * PowerTOP now has support for reporting which application keeps the
      disk from powersaving mode (worth +/- 0.5W)
    * PowerTOP now has support for reporting AHCI Link power management
      statistics (worth 0.5W - 1W)
    * PowerTOP now supports the Audio power saving statistics so you can see
      if some app keeps your audio out of powersave (0.5W - 1W)
    * PowerTOP reports the use of "Turbo Mode" on Intel processors that
      support this (Core i7 and such)
    * We should have fixed all suggestions that previously didn't go away
      even though you hit the key to apply them
    * We don't turn on USB power management for USB input devices, they tend
      to break if you do
    * Be smarter about we report ethernet activity in the light of
      multiqueue networking
    * many translation updates
    * Recognize per cpu hpet in timer reporting
    * Various wifi power saving api changes/tweaks taken care of
* Sun May 09 2010
  - update to SVN rev 332:
    * fix wifi code for current kernels
    * show turbo mode explicitly
    * filter out percpu hpet timer wakeup events
    * ignore usb input devices, do not set/read suspend delay
    * add --pids command-line option
    * add HD audio power save suggestion
    * removed obsolete laptop_mode suggestion
    * updated manpage
* Tue Feb 09 2010
  - fix segfault: increase max lines from 5000 to 8000 for
    /proc/config.gz and abort if reaching limit
* Tue Mar 03 2009
  - Update to PowerTOP 1.11
  - Changes:
    * Fix compilation with PIC
    * polling hint now refers to /dev/cdrom instead of /dev/scd0
    * fix calculations for systems that vary in power draw proc info
    * Display mwait usage
    * fix EOF at input
    * add --version|-v option
    * spelling error in tips.
* Mon Jun 16 2008
  - Update to PowerTOP 1.10
  - Changes:
    * USB suspend statistics
    * support for iwl4965 power saving
    * Powertop now reports which C-states are supported by CPU/BIOS
    * Updated translations: ja, pt_BR, hu, id, zh (thanks!)
* Wed Nov 07 2007
  - Update to PowerTOP 1.9
  - Changes:
    * add support for mac80211 based wireless power saving
    * improve bluetooth inactivity detection
    * report USB activity (needs 2.6.24-rc kernel)
    * support the newly reported interrupt events in 2.6.24-rc
* Wed Oct 10 2007
  - Update to PowerTOP 1.8
  - Changes:
    * add suggestion to increase VM writeback timeout
    * add suggestion to enable INOTIFY in the kernel
    * fix socket fd leak, found by Nikerabbit on #powertop
    * Add support for deferrable timers (Scott Lamb)
    * Add active hint to enable USB autosuspend on Fedora 7
    * Show blue color if the cpu is 25% or more busy to indicate
      that idle wakeups no longer is the nr 1 power causer
      (Santiago Gala)
    * merge the -d option from Bill Nottingham (Fedora) to allow
      automated collection of data
* Mon Jun 18 2007
  - Update to PowerTOP 1.7
  - Changes:
    * add suggestion to disable TV out
    * add suggestion to disable Wake-On-Lan for unused ethernet
    * show P-states (frequencies)
* Sun Jun 10 2007
  - Update to PowerTOP 1.6
  - Changes:
    * Add suggestion to rf_kill unused wireless interfaces
    * Propose killing "sealert"; this is a new thing in F7 that wakes
      up 10 times per second for no reason
    * avoid showing the laptop mode hint when on AC - Val Henson
    * suggest enabling noatime to save disk IO's
    * suggest enabling SATA AHCI Link powermanagement
    * suggest enabling the SMP Power Aware Scheduler
* Mon May 28 2007
  - Update to PowerTOP 1.5
  - Changes:
    * fix resize-corrupts-screen-content bug
    * add interrupts to the wakeups/second data in the emulated
      (non-mobile) case
    * calculate a long term power usage from battery charge deltas;
      this should help people whos battery doesn't report discharge
      rates, and also will provide a less noisy datapoint
    * Add option to use `kill` on some known power hogs if they are
      actually waking up a lot:
    - beagle (even latest wakes up 10 times/second when not
    - hal (suggest to stop cdrom polling)
    - gnome-power-manager
      These only show if these actually wake up the cpu 'a lot';
      so if these get fixed then the suggestion will not display.



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