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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] AMD ARAT fixes
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Borislav Petkov wrote, on 05/17/11 18:53:
> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 12:38:46PM -0400, Jörg-Volker Peetz wrote:
>> A kernel version 2.6.38.6 patched with your two patches modifying only
>> arch/x86/kernel/cpu/amd.c starts and runs without problems on the affected
>> system with a AMD Turion 64 processor. The system is pure x86_64 (Debian
>> Release: wheezy/sid) with gcc version 4.6.1 20110428 (prerelease) (Debian
>> 4.6.0-6) and GNU C Library (Debian EGLIBC 2.13-4) stable release version 2.13.
>
> Thanks for testing!
>
>> The only obvious difference I see is the message "using C1E aware idle routine"
>> in dmesg.
>
> That was your CPU, right:
>
> vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
> cpu family : 15
> model : 36
> model name : AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology MT-40
> stepping : 2
>
> ?
Yes, exactly.

>
> If so, then the C1E idle line above shouldn't appear. Can you check that
> around line 698 in <arch/x86/kernel/cpu/amd.c> you have the following:
>
> const int amd_erratum_400[] =
> AMD_OSVW_ERRATUM(1, AMD_MODEL_RANGE(0xf, 0x41, 0x2, 0xff, 0xf),
> AMD_MODEL_RANGE(0x10, 0x2, 0x1, 0xff, 0xf));
>
The lines 683--685 in this file on my affected system are equal to the three
lines above (except for formatting).

> On your machine, you should be using the default_idle routine instead,
> since you don't have C1E.

?

>
> Thanks.
>


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