Sunday, April 24, 2011

Be ready for higher power consumption in Ubuntu 11.04

What a time to find out there's a power regression in the Linux kernel. We're just days away from final release of Ubuntu 11.04, and it doesn't sound like it's going to be a trivial fix.

It's not limited to Ubuntu 11.04 since it's a regression in the kernel itself, meaning every release of any Linux distribution using the affected kernel will also exhibit similar issues. There's even a bug in Launchpad related to this.