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    SubjectRe: MCP limit log messages, 2.6.36-rc4
    On 09/15/2010 11:47 AM, Tim Gardner wrote:
    > I've been getting regular MCP limit log messages on a Dell Studio 1458
    > (i5 CPU) with an A02 BIOS. With the attached debug hack it prints the
    > following values:
    >
    > [ 33.605098] intel ips 0000:00:1f.6: MCP limit exceeded: Avg power
    > 30123, limit 1023
    > [ 38.597998] intel ips 0000:00:1f.6: MCP limit exceeded: Avg power
    > 21697, limit 1023
    > [ 43.590917] intel ips 0000:00:1f.6: MCP limit exceeded: Avg power
    > 15390, limit 1023
    > [ 48.583821] intel ips 0000:00:1f.6: MCP limit exceeded: Avg power
    > 43370, limit 1023
    > [ 53.576740] intel ips 0000:00:1f.6: MCP limit exceeded: Avg power
    > 64728, limit 1023
    >
    > This is an idle machine which starts printing these messages about 30
    > seconds after boot. Any thoughts?
    >
    > rtg

    More clues:

    [ 13.426064] intel ips 0000:00:1f.6: Warning: CPU TDP doesn't match
    expected value (found 25, expected 35)
    [ 13.426086] intel ips 0000:00:1f.6: PCI INT C -> GSI 18 (level, low)
    -> IRQ 18
    [ 13.426933] intel ips 0000:00:1f.6: IPS driver initialized, MCP temp
    limit 95

    --
    Tim Gardner tim.gardner@canonical.com


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