I can confirm that this is now fixed for me on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS with
kernel 5.3.0-46-generic. With this kernel, my Dell Latitude E5470 with a
i5-6440HQ now consumes about 4W in idle instead of 9.W as before.
Thanks a lot!
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happy to see that this regression is addressed in newer Ubuntu releases!
Will this fix be backported to the 5.3.0 series used in Ubuntu 18.04.4?
I was previously running Ubuntu 18.04; then reinstalled to 18.04.4 and
was very surprised to find my time on battery was *cut by half*.
*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 1853044 ***
** This bug has been marked a duplicate of bug 1853044
5.3.0-23-generic causes fans to spin when idle
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