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    SubjectRe: 2.6.13-rc3 Battery times at 100/250/1000 Hz = Zero difference
    On Thu, Jul 21, 2005 at 08:04:48PM +0200, Voluspa wrote:
    >
    > I'd gladly (ehum..) redo this mind-numbingly boring test if someone can
    > point me to a magic software which unleashes some untapped powersaving
    > feature of the CPU.
    >
    > _Kernel 2.6.13-rc3 Boot to Death_:
    >
    > 2h48m at 100 HZ
    > 2h48m at 250 HZ
    > 2h47m at 1000 HZ

    Is USB loaded? It'll do 1000 interrupts per second if it is. I'm not sure if
    this still is the case on 2.6.13-rc3, please check your /proc/interrupts
    to see the rate at which interrupt counters are increasing.

    > Acer Aspire 1520 (1524) WLMi, AMD Athlon 64 3400+ (socket 754 according
    > to dmidecode-2.6). L1 64K/64K, L2 1024K, 512MB DDR RAM. Manufacturing
    > date 18 March 2005. Bought 20 May 2005. Battery used to full drain ca 5
    > times prior to this test (after the initial 3 charge/drains to reach its
    > full potential). "cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/info":

    This almost looks like a regular Athlon 64, not even the mobile version.
    I wouldn't expect very big deep sleep capabilities on that one. You can
    check the

    /proc/acpi/processor/CPU1/power

    file for the list of C states. A normal Athlon64 will likely have only
    C0. Mobile chips can go up to C4, which is really deep sleep.

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    Vojtech Pavlik
    SuSE Labs, SuSE CR
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