@xnox @juliank IMO there is no real need for different boot time and post-boot governor.
I think where we would like to save power or be less noisy the (possibly) faster boot does not have huge impact on user satisfaction. I agree that fans should not be on all the time in laptops/desktops. If we agree that there is no need for separate boot time and post-boot governor then I think the proper place to set the right default is the kernel. I'd love to hear the Kernel Team's opinion on the matter because there were quite of lot of discussions in https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1579278 . -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Kernel Packages, which is subscribed to linux in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1885730 Title: Bring back ondemand.service or switch kernel default governor for pstate - pstate now defaults to performance governor Status in linux package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Status in systemd package in Ubuntu: New Status in linux source package in Groovy: Confirmed Status in systemd source package in Groovy: New Bug description: In a recent merge from Debian we lost ondemand.service, meaning all CPUs now run in Turbo all the time when idle, which is clearly suboptimal. The discussion in bug 1806012 seems misleading, focusing on p-state vs other drivers, when in fact, the script actually set the default governor for the pstate driver on platforms that use pstate. Everything below only looks at systems that use pstate. pstate has two governors: performance and powerstate. performance runs CPU at maximum frequency constantly, and powersave can be configured using various energy profiles energy profiles: - performance - balanced performance - balanced power - power It defaults to balanced performance, I think, but I'm not sure. Whether performance governor is faster than powersave governor is not even clear. https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux50-pstate- cpufreq&num=5 benchmarked them, but did not benchmark the individual energy profiles. For a desktop/laptop, the expected behavior is the powersave governor with balanced_performance on AC and balanced_power on battery. I don't know about servers or VMs, but the benchmark series seems to indicate it does not really matter much performance wise. I think most other distributions configure their kernels to use the powersave governor by default, whereas we configure it to use the performance governor and then switch it later in the boot to get the maximum performance during bootup. It's not clear to me that's actually useful. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1885730/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp