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SubjectRe: bug? acpi p-state + ondemand keeps dropping max freq
Hi!

> I've consistently experienced the following bizarre problem since 2.6.20, all the
> way up to 2.6.25.3 (regressed yesterday and each of these kernels exposes this
> behaviour):
>
> /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq # grep . *
> affected_cpus:0
> cpuinfo_cur_freq:800000
> cpuinfo_max_freq:1866000
> cpuinfo_min_freq:800000
> scaling_available_frequencies:1866000 1600000 1333000 1066000 800000
> scaling_available_governors:ondemand performance
> scaling_cur_freq:800000
> scaling_driver:acpi-cpufreq
> scaling_governor:ondemand
> scaling_max_freq:800000
> scaling_min_freq:800000
>
>
>
> Notice that scaling_mx_freq dropped down to the lowest possible value and as such
> my CPU is only working at 800MHz. At boot time this field properly displays
> 1866MHz and everything works OK. After a certain period (?) this value drops down
> and I cannot manually elevate it back to the normal level:
>
> # echo 1866000 > scaling_max_freq ; cat scaling_max_freq
> 800000
> # echo 1866000 > scaling_max_freq ; cat scaling_max_freq
> 800000
>
>
> This renders my Dothan to utterly poor speeds. (standard T43)
>
> performance cpufreq governor makes no difference - I still can't change the
> frequency upper/lower values.

Hmm, I have similar problem in Novell bugzilla, on very different hw:

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=396311

Pavel

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