kernel 2.6.18-164.el5 doesn't scale frequency of my Athlon 64

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Re: kernel 2.6.18-164.el5 doesn't scale frequency of my Athlon 64

Post by toracat » 2010/01/29 08:28:16

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I don't really know the rules of the CentOS game. Is there any chance CentOS would diverge from RHEL to fix my problem, or is the only reasonable approach to convince upstream to fix this?
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CentOS kernels must be 100% binary compatible with TUV, bug to bug. However, it is [i]possible[/i] to introduce patches and fixes to the centosplus kernel. The best course of action is, of course, to get it fixed upstream.

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Re: kernel 2.6.18-164.el5 doesn't scale frequency of my Athlon 64

Post by Hugh » 2010/01/30 06:23:50

See also http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15174

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Re: kernel 2.6.18-164.el5 doesn't scale frequency of my Athlon 64

Post by AlanBartlett » 2010/01/30 14:26:34

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See also http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15174
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I've had a look. ;-)

Sorry [b]Hugh[/b], that won't do any good. You've opened a bug report for a patched [i]distro[/i] kernel on the bug tracker for the mainline kernel series. :roll:

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Re: kernel 2.6.18-164.el5 doesn't scale frequency of my Athlon 64

Post by Hugh » 2010/01/30 15:46:51

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AlanBartlett wrote:
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Sorry [b]Hugh[/b], that won't do any good. You've opened a bug report for a patched [i]distro[/i] kernel on the bug tracker for the mainline kernel series. :roll:[/quote]
The patch was committed to Mainline somewhere in the 2.6.30 rc series.

Compare
http://lxr.linux.no/#linux+v2.6.29.6/drivers/acpi/processor_perflib.c#L312
http://lxr.linux.no/#linux+v2.6.30/drivers/acpi/processor_perflib.c#L312

I wrote private mail to the author of the patch and he invited me to put it on the kernel bz. As I read his email, he intends to fix it.

If Mainline fixes it, I hope TUV adopts the fix.

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Re: kernel 2.6.18-164.el5 doesn't scale frequency of my Athlon 64

Post by AlanBartlett » 2010/01/30 16:08:35

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I wrote private mail to the author of the patch and he invited me to put it on the kernel bz.
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Then that puts it in a totally different context. Sorry. :oops:

So now I can happily delete this patch issue from the bottom of my [i]ToDo[/i] list. :-)

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If Mainline fixes it, I hope TUV adopts the fix.
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You may need to bump them once the revised patch appears in the the stable mainline series.

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