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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/7] ondemand: Solve the big performance issue with ondemand during disk IO
    On Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:29:47 +0200
    Éric Piel <eric.piel@tremplin-utc.net> wrote:
    > >
    > > The problem and fix are both verified with the "perf timechar" tool.
    > Hi,
    > I don't doubt that keeping the cpu full frequency during IO can
    > improve some specific workloads, however in your log message you
    > don't explain how much we are loosing.

    first of all, it's so bad that people will just turn the whole power
    management off... at which point fixing the really bad bug is actually
    quite a win

    >
    > How much more energy is consumed when doing a "updatedb" or "find /" ?

    on the machines I used this on (Core i7's) it's actually hardly
    measurable. All CPUs I have access to turn the voltage entirely off
    during idle, so while the frequency is higher, if you're mostly IO
    bound, it's only for very short durations... while still being mostly
    "off".

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