Re: [lm-sensors] [PATCH] hwmon: (coretemp) Fix TjMax for Atom N450/D410/D510 CPUs

From: Jean Delvare
Date: Mon Jan 18 2010 - 03:07:27 EST

On Mon, 18 Jan 2010 15:21:38 +0800, Huaxu Wan wrote:
> On 21:05 Sun 17 Jan, Jean Delvare wrote:
> > Anyway, how difficult would it be to set TjMax based on the CPUID? I
> > presume that the Intel Atom 400 and 500 series have their own CPUID
> > value, haven't they? This would seem even easier that checking for a
> > PCI device.
> Actually, all the Atom processors share the same CPUID(0x1C) and the
> worse is not all of them has the same TjMax. That's a big problem.

0x1C is the product value. The stepping value could be different. There
could also be other identification methods based on cpuid() or rdmsr()
commands. This is done quite frequently to identify specific CPU models.

Jean Delvare
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