cool-compiling python 3

Lie Ryan lie.1296 at
Thu Oct 29 12:55:44 CET 2009

Rustom Mody wrote:
> I guess this is a bit OT but anyhow.....
> I just finished compiling compiling python 3 on ubuntu.... and
> discovered that my laptop has a builtin toaster :-;
> Yeah I know this is not a python issue and probably modern laptops are
> meant to run wondrous beautiful elephantaneous things like eclipse
> cool-ly but heat up on a few gccs!
> Still does anyone know how/what/where I can tell ubuntu to run slow and cool?
> Thanks

I guess if you have said that your laptop is overheating, more people 
would take you more seriously.

Well, you might want to check CPUFreq. You can set the CPU to run at 
lower frequency or use the powersave governor before doing heavy 
compilation. The CPUFreq tool is command line (cpufreq-set, 
cpufreq-info, and cpufreq-selector), but I think one of the toolbar 
applet can switch your CPU frequency as well.

If you compiled your own kernel (instead of using Ubuntu's generic 
kernel), there is a kernel option that you might need to change.

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