(In reply to Fabian Vogt from comment #17) > I vaguely remember some report(s) about thermald actually causing the device > to overheat and do a hard shutdown. That's not too unlikely, considering its > main purpose is to avoid throttling the CPU harder than necessary when the > thermal limit is approached/reached. > > The thermal limit shouldn't be reached under normal circumstances (like > "browsing+ssh" in the original comment), and so thermald shouldn't be > absolutely necessary with a properly designed cooling solution. > Unfortunately many laptops do not have one, so thermald has a noticable > impact on performance on those. However, that comes at a cost: The device > will run hotter. Yes. It's good to give users a choice :) > Any opinions about this? > > Supplements: (modalias(cpu:type%3Ax86*ven0000*) if kernel) I guess this would work as a first shot, that's similar to ucode-intel. > While there are more specific modaliases which could be used here (like some > intel specific ACPI platform devices), those may change in the future and > then the supplements would silently not work anymore. Agreed. > Ideally it only matches physical hardware, but I don't think we have any > capability for that (yet). And, thermald won't be enabled / activated by the package installation alone, right?