Installing powerd on earlier F11 builds

Paul Fox pgf at
Tue May 24 09:42:46 EDT 2011

sridhar wrote:
 > On 24 May 2011 14:42, Paul Fox <pgf at> wrote:
 > > hi sridhar -- i'll take a stab at more detailed answers to all of
 > > these questions tomorrow..  powerd was developed initially on machines
 > > that had ohmd installed (i think the rpm still tries to uninstall
 > > ohmd first) so it's probably not far from working.  but it's entirely
 > > possible (likely) that some support for older kernels has been lost
 > > along the way, or, more correctly, that newer powerd features depend
 > > on fixes/features in newer kernels.
 > >
 > > obviously a system upgrade would be preferable...  but i'm sure you feel
 > > the same way.  :-)
 > Thanks Paul. Obviously a full OS upgrade is the ideal solution, but
 > we've been having a hard time over the past few months getting people
 > on the ground to do this.
 > There is still a danger of these XOs overheating, so we are looking to
 > develop a solution that is as painless and quick to deploy as
 > possible.

i think james cameron has better data, since he did the testing,
but i seem to recall that XO-1 doesn't overheat to the same extent
that you discovered with 1.5.  (unless you have more evidence
in that regard.)  if we were convinced that was true (and i'm
only surmising right now), then those old builds are less of
a worry.

 paul fox, pgf at

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