Users processors with multiple cores and Turbo mode frequency changes could use this tools to inspect perfomance of their CPU. See also bug #408083.
Turbostat has moved to: https://github.com/torvalds/linux/tree/master/tools/power/x86/turbostat
because turbostat has moved, it needs a new package (not pmtools). I'm renaming the bug and reassigning.
turbostat is already part of linux-misc-apps:
Please fix the package description to include 'turbostat' at least.
Latest version available: 3.6-r1
Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
Size of files: 80,367 kB
Description: Misc tools bundled with kernel sources
Or even better, why isn't the package:
1. placed under sys-kernel/ so tha one could infer that is the stuff ripped out of kernel tarball.
2. named like linux-kernel-apps