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Subject[PATCH 2/8] acpi-cpufreq: Add quirk to disable _PSD usage on all AMD CPUs
To workaround some Windows specific behavior, the ACPI _PSD table
on AMD desktop boards advertises all cores as dependent, meaning
that they all can only use the same P-state. acpi-cpufreq strictly
obeys this description, instantiating one CPU only and symlinking
the others. But the hardware can have distinct frequencies for each
core and powernow-k8 did it that way.
So, in order to use the hardware to its full potential and keep the
original powernow-k8 behavior, lets override the _PSD table setting
on AMD hardware.
We use the siblings table, as it matches the current hardware

Signed-off-by: Andre Przywara <>
drivers/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.c | 8 ++++++++
1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.c b/drivers/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.c
index 067a61f..ea949b8 100644
--- a/drivers/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.c
+++ b/drivers/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.c
@@ -586,6 +586,14 @@ static int acpi_cpufreq_cpu_init(struct cpufreq_policy *policy)
policy->shared_type = CPUFREQ_SHARED_TYPE_ALL;
cpumask_copy(policy->cpus, cpu_core_mask(cpu));
+ if (check_amd_hwpstate_cpu(cpu) && !acpi_pstate_strict) {
+ cpumask_clear(policy->cpus);
+ cpumask_set_cpu(cpu, policy->cpus);
+ cpumask_copy(policy->related_cpus, cpu_sibling_mask(cpu));
+ policy->shared_type = CPUFREQ_SHARED_TYPE_HW;
+ pr_info_once("overriding _PSD data for CPU %d\n", cpu);
+ }

/* capability check */

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