An updated powertop package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
PowerTOP is a tool to detect all the software components that make a computer consume more than necessary power when idle. PowerTOP can be used to reduce power usage by running various commands on the system.
- Previously, PowerTOP did not correctly handle the SIGWINCH signal. As a result, PowerTOP was terminated unexpectedly if the terminal window, in which PowerTOP was running, was resized. This update fixes the SIGWINCH signal handling so that PowerTOP is not unexpectedly terminated if the terminal window is resized.
All PowerTOP users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.