[ntp:questions] ntp daemon wakeup/sleep patch by RedHat

Jason Rabel jason at extremeoverclocking.com
Wed Jun 13 19:31:56 UTC 2007

NTP Power Consuming? Compared to what? I run a 300MHz Geode based NTP box
and hardly see *any* CPU usage at all (0.01 maybe?). That machine consumes
maybe 10W of power... 15W peak if I'm compiling stuff.

I looked on the linuxpowertop site and they don't give any sort of numbers
on usage or savings with the patch.


>Hello list,
>Can anyone please tell me if the patch from RedHat to prevent the NTP
>to wake up every second has been or will be committed to a mainline
>Patch was written as a response to the powertop program which identifies
>top power consuming applications on systems.
>RedHat patch to ntp:
>PowerTOP's description of NTP's 
>Thanks in advance.

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