Does Enabling Powerd for a pfSense VM do anything?

  • I have a pfSense Proxmox VM using 2 CPUs (CPU type set to host), 2GB of RAM, and 10GB of storage. It maxes out my symmetrical gigabit connection without issue.

    My question is about PowerD. Does enabling it do anything in a virtual environment? I am assuming no as I don't see CPU frequency nor CPU temperatures being populated in pfSense.

  • @tibere86 Don't think so. In Hyper-V, I get the same response in the shell to "powerd -v" enabled or not.

    [2.4.4-RELEASE][root@fw.workgroup]/root: powerd -v
    powerd: no cpufreq(4) support -- aborting: No such file or directory