Wcpufreq CPU frequency scaling tool

For sometime now I have been using CPU Scaling Ondemand PET created by Trio:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=45143

Wary 5.0 has version 1.3-3.

However, I received a recommendation that Wcpufreq CPU Frequency Scaling Tool, created by tazoc, is better:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=61255

Well, I don't know, but I guess that I'll go along with that. The next Wary will have Wcpufreq 0.4.

One thing in Wcpufreq that I am uncertain about is the introduction of the directory structure /home/spot, rather than the already existing /root/spot. I don't even know why a CPU frequency scaling tool would need a "spot" directory. Well, I guess that I will go along with that for now also.


Posted on 27 Jan 2011, 14:05


Comments:

Posted on 28 Jan 2011, 7:45 by playdayz
wcpufreq
However, I received a recommendation that Wcpufreq CPU Frequency Scaling Tool, created by tazoc, is better:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=61255

Well, I don't know, but I guess that I'll go along with that. The next Wary will have Wcpufreq 0.4.


It worked great through all the testing for Lucid 5.2 and still is.


Posted on 28 Jan 2011, 8:36 by BarryK
Wcpufreq PET
Download (38KB):
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/quirky/pet_packages-quirky/wcpufreq-0.4.pet



Posted on 28 Jan 2011, 8:56 by rjbrewer
cpu freq and temp

A very nice little tool by rcrsn51 that I use on
all my puppy installs.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?search_id=1542982914&t=57480


Posted on 29 Jan 2011, 11:44 by TazOC
wcpufreq and PupControl
Thank you for trying wcpufreq. Iguleder and I worked on that for Lucid Puppy--and I for Lighthouse Pup. The /home/spot/Startup directory was for LHP multi-user, though it probably should be in /etc/init.d.

I'm planning to change the default up_threshold for the ondemand governor to 80% or 50% for better performance. Some kernels set the default at 95% which means the core does not achieve full speed until usage reaches 95%, which can cause stuttering with Flash video. The GUI offers 4 settings 95, 80, 50 and 30%. I run my desktop at 50% up_threshold.

I've not received a great deal of feedback in favor of multi-user support in LHP and plan to drop that from LHP in the future, as I find it difficult and time-consuming to develop and test for.

I would like to recommend radky's PupControl Panel. http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=61961 He has adapted it for a variety of Puppies and PupControl makes configuring and tweaking Puppy a breeze. I appreciate the intuitive interface and it is fast and reliable.