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ACPICPU(4) Device Drivers Manual ACPICPU(4)

NAME

acpicpuACPI processor power and performance state

SYNOPSIS

acpicpu* at acpi?

DESCRIPTION

The acpicpu driver provides support for extracting processor power and performance levels from ACPI tables. This information is used to enter deeper CPU power states when idle, and can be used to throttle processor speed to reduce power usage and extend battery life through the hw.setperf sysctl(3) mechanism.

SEE ALSO

sysctl(3), acpi(4), cpu(4), intro(4), apmd(8), sysctl(8)

HISTORY

The acpicpu driver first appeared in OpenBSD 3.9.

AUTHORS

The acpicpu driver was written by Marco Peereboom <marco@openbsd.org>. CPU power state (C-state) support was added by Philip Guenther <guenther@openbsd.org>.
October 11, 2015 OpenBSD-current