Intel Releases PowerTop 1.13 With New Features
Phoronix: Intel Releases PowerTop 1.13 With New Features
While it may have seemed like PowerTop was idling by for a while without a new release or any major advancements to this open-source utility for analyzing power consumption to find programs causing more wake-ups than necessary and to provide other power savings tips on Intel-based Linux systems, a new release has emerged. Intel released PowerTop v1.13 recently and it adds a few new features to the power table along with a number of bug-fixes...
I wonder if they fixed the bug that causes Xorg to peg the CPU on some Intel video cards? Whenever I use powertop on an Intel 945GME, Xorg will spike in my processes (as seen by top or System Monitor) and the system becomes almost unusable until I reboot.