TransMeta longrun control utility maintainer?

Ian Soboroff (
Thu, 06 Mar 2003 09:11:18 -0500

I know this isn't the best place to ask, but maybe someone here knows.

Who is maintaining the longrun(1) (should probably be longrun(8))
utility? The author is listed as Daniel Quinlan
<>, but mail to that address bounces.

The longrun utility frobs the MSR on TransMeta processors to switch
between performance and economy modes.

On my laptop, currently running 2.4.21-pre5-ac1, I get the following

# longrun -p
longrun: error reading /dev/cpu/0/cpuid: Invalid argument

# ls -l /dev/cpu/0
total 0
cr--r--r-- 1 root root 203, 0 Aug 30 2002 cpuid
crw------- 1 root root 10, 184 Aug 30 2002 microcode
crw------- 1 root root 202, 0 Aug 30 2002 msr

I've seen this the last couple 2.4.2x-pre versions, but I don't know
exactly when it stopped working. I assume somewhere along the line
the CPUID interface got reformatted. I'm pretty sure this kernel is
configured correctly:

# CPU Frequency scaling


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