pp3345/dptf

Project ID: 24998

Description

This repo contains builds of the Intel (R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework driver for Fedora. The DPTF user-mode driver and all required kernel components are added to the initramfs and loaded during early boot. Package sources are available on GitHub.

This is a solution to help enable thin, quiet, and cool platform designs. Intel DPTF hosts various platform level power and thermal management technologies that help with this goal. Intel DPTF provides mechanisms for platform components and devices to be exposed to individual technologies in a consistent and modular fashion thus enabling a coordinated control of the platform to achieve the power and thermal management goals. (Source: Intel)

Do I need this?

This is useful for some modern ultrabooks (e.g., ThinkPads, Dell XPS, ...) that use DPTF to govern thermal throttling, cooling, and power management and may potentially improve CPU performance on these systems. Note, however, that Intel's DPTF Linux driver is incomplete and does not support all policy types used by these devices. Thus, it still doesn't work as well as it does on Windows, but can certainly improve the situation for many notebooks.

To find out whether your device may benefit from installing the DPTF driver, run lsmod | grep int34 and lsmod | grep processor_thermal_device. If the output of one of these commands is not empty, the necessary hardware is present in your computer.

Installation Instructions

  1. dnf copr enable pp3345/dptf
  2. dnf install dptf
  3. Reboot

Active Releases

The following unofficial repositories are provided as-is by owner of this project. Contact the owner directly for bugs or issues (IE: not bugzilla).

Release Architectures Repo Download
Fedora 31 x86_64 (0)* Fedora 31 (62 downloads)
Fedora 32 x86_64 (0)* Fedora 32 (38 downloads)
Fedora 33 x86_64 (1)* Fedora 33 (1 downloads)

* Total number of packages downloaded in the last seven days.