Re: [PATCH 8/8] sched: prefer cpufreq_scale_freq_capacity

From: Rafael J. Wysocki
Date: Wed Mar 16 2016 - 17:30:49 EST

On Wednesday, March 16, 2016 09:07:52 PM Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 07:44:33PM +0000, Dietmar Eggemann wrote:
> > intel_pstate (setpolicy()) is an exception but my humble guess is that
> > systems with intel_pstate driver have X86_FEATURE_APERFMPERF support.
> A quick browse of the Intel SDM says you're right. It looks like
> everything after Pentium-M; so Core-Solo/Core-Duo and onwards have
> And it looks like P6 class systems didn't have DVFS support at all,
> which basically leaves P4 and Pentium-M as the only chips to have DVFS
> support lacking APERF/MPERF.
> And while I haven't got any P4 based space heaters left, I might still
> have a Pentium-M class laptop somewhere (if it still boots).

intel_pstate depends on APERF/MPERF, so it won't work with anything
without them.