Re: PowerTop discourages beagle

only app to be recommended for removal by the tool itself. The remaining
kernel. That doesn't seem very fair, does it?

--- snip from strings /usr/bin/powertop ---
Suggestion: Disable or remove 'beagle' from your system.
Beagle is the program that indexes for easy desktop search, however it's
not very efficient and costs a significant amount of battery life.
beagled : schedule_timeout

Now now ... continuous looping on a directory, taking 100% cpu power
for a long time, re-indexing already indexed files, ever-increasing
memory size ... there are other problems to tackle than saving power.
Obviously beagle consumes power. Indexing does not come for free. I
wonder what powertop says when scheduler is disabled (aka when on
battery and the conf option to not index on battery is turned on).

If you google for "schedule_timeout powerout", there are many other
apps (mostly long running) too that are misbehaving. It could very
well be a required feature of these apps and not necessarily a bad

I checked the source and it is amusing
to see only one suggest_process_death(...) there, for beagled. Beagle
is an easy target, nothing new :)

- dBera

Debajyoti Bera @
beagle / KDE fan
Mandriva / Inspiron-1100 user

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