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PowerTOP v2.6.1 Released!

BY Alexandra Yates ON May 23, 2014

We are pleased to announce the release of PowerTOP v2.6.1


About PowerTOP

PowerTOP is a Linux tool to diagnose issues with power consumption and
power management. In addition to being a diagnostic tool, PowerTOP also
has an interactive mode you can use to experiment with various power
management settings, for cases where the Linux distribution has not
enabled those settings.

PowerTOP reports which components in the system are most likely to blame
for higher-than-needed power consumption, ranging from software
applications to active components in the system. Detailed screens are
available for CPU C and P states, device activity, and software activity.

For many years, PowerTOP has been used heavily by Intel, Linux
distributors, and various parts of the open source community.



Thank you to everyone who contributed to this release!

Alexandra Yates (3):

      Bug-fix:Seg-fault with powertop --html & --csv

      Update translation files and configuration

      PowerTOP version 2.6.1


Known Bugs:

We plan to fix this bugs in a future release.  

  1. PowerTOP shows all CPUs Idle 99% and 600 MHz is always around 1% even when executing a workload.  This happens when setting the Frequency stats to powersave governor.      
  2. Several warnings when compiling PowerTop
  3. When generating a PowerTOp.csv cells arrangement breaks when device name contains a coma.  This also happens when changing the language since decimal nomenclature changes from “.” to  a “,”.
  4. W3C validator "Markup Validation Service" returns one error.  The error presented is due to a character not recognized by the html encoding. It is presented under CPU Information field at the header. 
  5. After running make clean, the script is erased. Recompiling PowerTOP at this point results in error.