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TuneD: Daemon for monitoring and adaptive tuning of system devices.

(This is TuneD 2.0 with a new code base. If you are looking for the older version, please check out branch '1.0' in our Git repository.)

How to use it

TuneD is incompatible with cpupower and power-profiles-daemon. If you have these services, uninstall or disable them.

On Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and their derivatives: install the tuned package (optionally tuned-utils, tuned-utils-systemtap, and tuned-profiles-compat):

  # dnf install tuned

After installation, start the tuned service:

  # systemctl start tuned

You likely should run tuned whenever your machine boots:

  # systemctl enable tuned

When the daemon is running you can easily control it using the tuned-adm utility. This tool communicates with the daemon over DBus. Any user can list the available profiles and see which one is active. The active profile can be switched only by root user or by any user with physical console allocated on the machine (X11, physical tty, but no SSH).

To see the current active profile, run:

  # tuned-adm active

To list all available profiles, run:

  # tuned-adm list

To switch to a different profile, run:

  # tuned-adm profile <profile-name>

The enabled profile is persisted into /etc/tuned/active_profile, which is read when the daemon starts or is restarted.

To disable all tunings, run:

  # tuned-adm off

To show information/description of given profile or current profile if no profile is specified, run:

  # tuned-adm profile_info

To verify current profile against system settings, run:

  # tuned-adm verify

To enable automatic profile selection, run:

  # tuned-adm auto_profile

To show the current profile selection mode, run:

  # tuned-adm profile_mode

To recommend a profile for a given system, run:

  # tuned-adm recommend

Currently only static detection is implemented - it decides according to data in /etc/system-release-cpe and the output of virt-what. The rules for autodetection are defined in the file /usr/lib/tuned/recommend.d/50-tuned.conf. They can be overridden by the user by creating a file in /etc/tuned/recommend.d or a file named recommend.conf in /etc/tuned. See the tuned-adm(8) man page for details). The default rules recommend profiles targeted to the best performance or the balanced profile if unsure.

Available tunings

We are currently working on many new tuning features. Some are described in the manual pages, some are yet undocumented.


The best way to contact the authors of the project is to use our mailing list:

If you want to contact an individual author, you will find their e-mail address in every commit message in our Git repository:

You can also join the #fedora-power IRC channel on Freenode.

Web page:


See the file for guidelines for contributing.


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The Developer Certificate of Origin, distributed in the file 'DCO' is licensed differently, see the file for the text of the license.

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