Atlas errors "throttling apparently enabled"

Philip Hudson phil.hudson at
Sun Mar 27 15:03:01 PDT 2011

On 26 Mar, 2011, at 7:59 pm, Bayard Bell wrote:

> pmset provides this information definitively.
> On 26 Mar 2011, at 19:44, Philip Hudson wrote:
>> On 26 Mar, 2011, at 6:06 pm, vincent habchi wrote:
>>>> Titanium PowerBook G4 (PowerPC) running 10.5.8
>>> Did you try compiling Atlas with the computer tied to the mains or  
>>> not?
>> Doing it remotely for my parents over ssh, but to the best of my  
>> knowledge and belief they have it plugged in all the time. It's in  
>> a fixed position -- they use it as a desktop, in other words -- and  
>> I've instructed them not to close the lid (and thus put the machine  
>> to sleep) as they normally do, until I give them the all-clear.

I assume that the pmset -g output I posted earlier confirms that we're  
running full speed while on mains power. If not, please LMK.

I found this on ATLAS' install doco page:

> ATLAS config tries to detect if CPU throttling is enabled, but it  
> may not always detect it, and sometimes may detect it after you have  
> disabled it. In the latter case, to force the configure to continue  
> regardless of the results of the CPU throttling probe, pass this  
> flag to configure:
>    -Si cputhrchk 0

Is it necessary/sufficient/optimal for me to do this? If so, a) where  
and how do I do it and b) should I send a patch upstream?

Phil Hudson        
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