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       thermald - start Linux thermal daemon


       thermald  [ OPTIONS ]


       thermald  is  a  Linux  daemon  used  to prevent the overheating of platforms. This daemon
       monitors temperature and applies compensation using available cooling methods.

       By default, it monitors CPU temperature using available CPU  digital  temperature  sensors
       and maintains CPU temperature under control, before HW takes aggressive correction action.

       Thermal  daemon looks for thermal sensors and thermal cooling drivers in the Linux thermal
       sysfs (/sys/class/thermal) and builds a list of sensors and cooling drivers. Each  of  the
       thermal  sensors can optionally be binded to a cooling driver by the in kernel drivers. In
       this case the Linux kernel thermal core can directly take actions based on the temperature
       trip points, for each sensor and associated cooling device. For example a trip temperature
       X in a sensor can be associates a cooling driver Y. So when the sensor  temperature  =  X,
       the cooling driver "Y" is activated.

       Thermal  daemon  allows  one  to  change  this  relationship  or add new one via a thermal
       configuration file  (thermal-conf.xml).  This  file  is  automatically  created  (thermal- and used, if the platform has ACPI thermal relationship table.  If not this
       needs to be manually configured.

       For manual configuration refer to the manual page of the thermal-conf.xml.

       In some newer platforms the auto creation of the config file is done by a  companion  tool
       "dptfxtract".  This  tool can be downloaded from "". It
       is suggested as parts of the install process, run dptfxtract.

       There can be multiple configuration files.  User  can  select  a  configuration  file  via
       -config-file  option to override the default selection. The default selection picks one of
       the file in the following order:

       - /etc/thermald/

       - /var/run/thermald/

       - /etc/thermald/thermal-conf.xml

       (*Assuming configure prefix=/ is used during build.)

       There is another companion tool "ThermalMonitor", which presents a  graphical  front  end.
       This  allows the monitoring of sensors and changing of thermal trips to give the user more
       control. The source code of "ThermalMonitor" is a part of the thermald github  source,  in
       the tools folder.


       -h, --help
              Show help options.

              Print thermald version and exit.

              Don't become a daemon: Default is daemon mode.

              log severity: info level and up.

              log severity: debug level and up: Max logging.

              Poll  interval  in seconds: Poll for zone temperature changes.  To disable polling,
              set to zero. Polling can only be disabled, if  available  temperature  sensors  can
              notify temperature change asynchronously.

              Enable Dbus.

              Act  as exclusive thermal controller. This will use user-space governor for thermal
              sysfs and take over control.

              Ignore cpuid check for supported CPU models.

              Specify thermal-conf.xml path and ignore default thermal-conf.xml.

              Ignore  default  CPU  temperature  control.  Strictly  follow  thermal-conf.xml  or

              Enable  special  workarounds  for  RAPL  MMIO  power  limit and TCC offset every 30
              seconds. This helps to disable RAPL MMIO when not used and  adjust  TCC  offset  in
              certain Lenovo laptops.

              Disable  active  power management. This will not set active power limits using RAPL
              MMIO. This may result in constrained performance, if the system boots up with lower
              power limits.

              Use  DPTF  adaptive  tables  when present. This will ignore thermald config via xml

              Force use adaptive mode and exit if not supported, instead  of  restarting  in  non
              adaptive mode. This option is primarily for developers.

              Assume  that  thermald  is  started by systemd. This will prevent running as daemon
              irrespective of --no-daemon option.

              If the configuration defined a critical temperature point, which is too  low,  this
              option will avoid shutting down the system on reaching this temperature limit.



                                            8 May 2013                                thermald(8)