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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] CPUFREQ: Mark e_powersaver driver as EXPERIMENTAL and DANGEROUS
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On Mon June 8 2009, Harald Welte wrote:
> The e_powersaver driver for VIA's C7 CPU's needs to be marked as
> DANGEROUS as it configures the CPU to power states that are out
> of specification.
>

I'll put this and your acpi proposal into a test build today - -
If my machine survives, I'll post the build for others to try.

The current build posted (-09159) does not have *either* control
included, leaving the machine running at silicon "#reset" conditions.
Slow - but safe.

Mike
> According to Centaur, all systems with C7 and Nano CPU's support
> the ACPI p-state method. Thus, the acpi-cpufreq driver should
> be used instead.
>
> Signed-off-by: Harald Welte <HaraldWelte@viatech.com>
> ---
> arch/x86/kernel/cpu/cpufreq/Kconfig | 9 ++++++---
> 1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/cpufreq/Kconfig b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/cpufreq/Kconfig
> index 52c8398..f138c6c 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/cpufreq/Kconfig
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/cpufreq/Kconfig
> @@ -220,11 +220,14 @@ config X86_LONGHAUL
> If in doubt, say N.
>
> config X86_E_POWERSAVER
> - tristate "VIA C7 Enhanced PowerSaver"
> + tristate "VIA C7 Enhanced PowerSaver (DANGEROUS)"
> select CPU_FREQ_TABLE
> - depends on X86_32
> + depends on X86_32 && EXPERIMENTAL
> help
> - This adds the CPUFreq driver for VIA C7 processors.
> + This adds the CPUFreq driver for VIA C7 processors. However, this driver
> + does not have any safeguards to prevent operating the CPU out of spec
> + and is thus considered dangerous. Please use the regular ACPI cpufreq
> + driver, enabled by CONFIG_X86_ACPI_CPUFREQ.
>
> If in doubt, say N.
>




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