Re: [ [PATCH] Powernow-k8 buggy BIOS override for 2.6.6]

From: Dave Jones
Date: Thu May 13 2004 - 09:12:37 EST

On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 05:16:28PM -0700, Tony Lindgren wrote:

> Following is the updated patch to make the powernow-k8 driver work on
> machines with buggy BIOS, such as emachines m6805.
> The patch overrides the PST table only if check_pst_table() fails.
> The minimum value for the override is 800MHz, which is the lowest value
> on all x86_64 systems AFAIK. The max value is the current running value.
> This patch should be safe to apply, even if Pavel's ACPI table check is
> added to the driver. Or does anybody see a problem with it?

Does the ACPI fallback not do the right thing ?
I don't really see the point of limping along with a 2-state PST
if we can derive the proper info from the ACPI table.


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