Re: [wmii] wmii hg devel, increased cpu wakeups-from-idle

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 23:39:06 -0400

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 03:37:32PM +0100, Martin Kraus wrote:
>Hi. I've migrated from the "stable" wmii(20080530 or similar) to development
>version and I've noticed increased wakeups-from-idle when measured with
>powertop. It used to be something like 13 wakeups, now its 40+.
>I've tested simple X(without any wm) with xterm and I get 2 wakeups in this way,
>so I guess it's not a problem with the rest of my system.
>Also the weird thing is, powertop doesn't show any processes with many
>wakeups. the largest event is hrtimer_start with 3.5 wakeups. If I sum up the
>rest of what powertop shows I get something around 6 wakeups so there must
>be either hundreds of little wakeups or there is something seriously wrong.
>Is anyone else experiencing similar problem? Could this really be related to
>wmii or is it something else?

That's strange. I can't really think of anything wmii would do
to trigger wakeups, except perhaps in the rc code. Have you
tried without any status scripts running?

Kris Maglione
Beware of "the real world".  A speaker's appeal to it is always an
invitation not to challenge his tacit assumptions.
	--Edsger W. Dijkstra
Received on Fri Mar 13 2009 - 03:39:06 UTC

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