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    Subject[PATCH] Kconfig powernow-k8 driver should depend on ACPI P-States driver
    Hello,

    Below is a one line patch to possibly fix this bug:

    http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=178585
    http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8075

    If the kernel is configured with:

    CONFIG_X86_POWERNOW_K8=y
    CONFIG_X86_ACPI_CPUFREQ=m

    Which is currently an allowed configuration, the powernow-k8 driver on
    an SMP system will fail with a warning like:

    powernow-k8: Found 4 Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 285 processors (version 2.00.00)
    powernow-k8: MP systems not supported by PSB BIOS structure
    powernow-k8: MP systems not supported by PSB BIOS structure
    powernow-k8: MP systems not supported by PSB BIOS structure
    powernow-k8: MP systems not supported by PSB BIOS structure

    Which mimics that failure you get when powernow/cool'n'quiet is disabled
    in the BIOS. I don't know if this config combination is valid on a
    uniprocessor system so this dependency may need to be enforced only if
    SMP in enabled. The other powernow-* drivers likely have the same
    requirements as -k8 but I am unable to test them.

    Signed-off-by: Joshua Hoblitt <jhoblitt@ifa.hawaii.edu>
    --
    Kconfig | 1 +
    1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

    --- linux-2.6.21.1.orig/arch/i386/kernel/cpu/cpufreq/Kconfig 2007-04-27 11:49:26.000000000 -1000
    +++ linux-2.6.21.1/arch/i386/kernel/cpu/cpufreq/Kconfig 2007-05-15 14:48:50.000000000 -1000
    @@ -82,6 +82,7 @@ config X86_POWERNOW_K8
    tristate "AMD Opteron/Athlon64 PowerNow!"
    select CPU_FREQ_TABLE
    depends on EXPERIMENTAL
    + depends on X86_ACPI_CPUFREQ
    help
    This adds the CPUFreq driver for mobile AMD Opteron/Athlon64 processors.

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