Re: Ryzen 2700 Temperature offset?

From: Guenter Roeck
Date: Sun Jun 10 2018 - 01:14:28 EST

On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 03:03:47AM +0800, Kai-Heng Feng wrote:
> at 23:49, Guenter Roeck <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >On Thu, Jun 07, 2018 at 11:03:13AM +0800, Kai Heng Feng wrote:
> >>Hi Guenter,
> >>
> >>A user thinks the Ryzen 2700 temperature may not be correct [1].
> >>Can you take a look when you have time? Thanks.
> >>
> >>Also, where can I find all these temperature offsets? I googled but with
> >>no
> >>result.
> >Problem is that the offsets are not documented in public, making it
> >difficult to find out. For Ryzen 2700, there is currently no offset
> >configured; I was told that there is none. For Ryzen 2700X, the offset
> >is 10 degrees C.
> I am still quite interesting where you get this information...
Primarily lots of online research. Windows tools usually support the
offsets, so screendumps help in some cases.

> >
> >>[1]
> >
> >The key here is the commit mentioned in the log (1b59788979acd). It does
> >not only adjust the per-CPU offset, but also takes a configurable offset
> >of 49 degrees C into account. You'll need to apply that patch in your
> >kernel, or the temperature may be off by 49 degrees C.
> So unless AMD shares these offsets value, we can never know what correct
> offsets are?
Unfortunately that is correct.

AFAIK the information is available from AMD under NDA. I can not sign such an
NDA, and even if I could and would, I could not use the information in an open
source driver. Kind of a loose-loose situation. If you (Canonical) have any
influence at AMD, it might be useful to let them know that their policy is
not very helpful.


> Kai-Heng
> >
> >Hope this helps. If not, please let me know. Note that I am travelling;
> >responses may be delayed.
> >
> >Guenter
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