I recently installed Rocky 8.5 and observed that the CPU governor policy defaults to “Performance”. I changed this policy to “conservative” by editing the file /etc/sysconfig/cpupower. But after restart the policy goes back to “Performance” mode. And when I “systemctl restart cpupower” first time there is no difference, and if I restart the service again then the policy changes to what I want. Any idea how to fix this ?
What happens if you change it through the tuned-adm command?
Thanks FrankCox, the following command helped fix the cpu frequency scaling.
tuned-adm profile desktop
cpupower is also using “conservative” cpufreq governor after restarts.