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SubjectRE: acpi_cpufreq broken after _PDC patch

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Gerhard Schrenk []
>Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2006 9:43 AM
>To: Pallipadi, Venkatesh
>Cc: Gerhard Schrenk;
>Subject: Re: acpi_cpufreq broken after _PDC patch
>* Pallipadi, Venkatesh <>
>[2006-02-04 16:32]:
>> Please use Enhanced speedstep config option as well under Ppower
>> Management->cpufreq (with ACPI option under it enabled too).
>That will
>> configure speedstep-centrino driver, which should work here.
>> Speedstep-centrino driver is a better option than acpi-cpufreq, as it
>> will do much faster P-state transition.
>Thank you for your instantaneous reply! Do you mean?
>I *always* had those drivers statically compiled in my kernel
>along with
>These settings always "worked" in the sense that I saw frequencies down
>to 800Mhz in /proc/cpuinfo and I could set different governors in
>Probably the speedstep-centrino driver actually never worked for me and
>only the acpi_cpufreq driver did it's job until your patch!?
>To give you a chance to reproduce this or to avoid missunderstandings I
>attach you my .config. I didn't touch my cpufreq settings since
>The acpi-tables of my MSI S260 (branded as Medion sim 2100) seem to be
>problematic. Here are my boot options

You need to configure X86_SPEEDSTEP_CENTRINO_ACPI as well. That is
required to make speedstep-centrino work with ACPI.

I understand that my change caused the change of behaviour here. But,
the code originally was wrong and causing crashes on few other systems.
Besides, as I mentioned earlier, using speedstep-centrino driver rather
than acpi-cpufreq is a better option.

If it doesn't work with this new config either, we will need to root
cause the failure of these two drivers with CPU_FREQ_DEBUG and also
possible acpidump.

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