Re: [PATCH 09/15] x86, amd: add accessor for number of cores per compute unit

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Tue Sep 01 2015 - 11:55:53 EST

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 02:24:08PM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> That is a matter of driver implementation. Very commonly hwmon drivers
> implement value caching, where data from the device is only read at
> minimum intervals, and the cached values are reported if the information
> is polled too rapidly.

I don't see how we can use cached values in that case as they'd be
basically a lie as to how much power the CU/processor has consumed. I
guess it would be fairer to the user to warn instead and not issue any
values or to simply delay the read to a min timeout...


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