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From: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, stable@kernel.org,
	Stable <Stable@kernel.org>
Cc: Justin Forbes <jmforbes@linuxtx.org>,
	Zwane Mwaikambo <zwane@arm.linux.org.uk>,
	"Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>,
	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>,
	Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>,
	Chuck Wolber <chuckw@quantumlinux.com>,
	Chris Wedgwood <reviews@ml.cw.f00f.org>,
	Michael Krufky <mkrufky@linuxtv.org>,
	torvalds@linux-foundation.org, akpm@linux-foundation.org,
	alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk, Thomas Renninger <trenn@suse.de>,
	mingo@elte.hu, Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org>,
	Len Brown <len.brown@intel.com>
Subject: [patch 26/59] ACPI: fix cpufreq regression
Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2007 18:35:30 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070203024150.533886000@sous-sol.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070203023504.435051000@sous-sol.org>

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-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.
------------------

From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>

recently cpufreq support on my laptop (Lenovo T60) broke completely: 
when it's plugged into AC it would never go higher than 1 GHz - neither 
1.3 GHz nor 1.83 GHz is possible - no matter which governor (userspace, 
speed or ondemand) is used.

after some cpufreq debugging i tracked the regression back to the 
following (totally correct) bug-fix commit:

   commit 0916bd3ebb7cefdd0f432e8491abe24f4b5a101e
   Author: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
   Date:   Wed Nov 22 20:42:01 2006 -0500

    [PATCH] Correct bound checking from the value returned from _PPC method.

this bugfix, which makes other laptops work, made a previously hidden 
(BIOS) bug visible on my laptop.

The bug is the following: if the _PPC (Performance Present Capabilities) 
optional ACPI object is queried /after/ bootup then the BIOS reports an 
incorrect value of '2'.

My laptop (Lenovo T60) has the following performance states supported:

   0: 1833000
   1: 1333000
   2: 1000000

Per ACPI specification, a _PPC value of '0' means that all 3 performance 
states are usable. A _PPC value of '1' means states 1 .. 2 are usable, a 
value of '2' means only state '2' (slowest) is usable.

now, the _PPC object is optional, and it also comes with notification. 
Furthermore, when a CPU object is initialized, the _PPC object is 
initialized as well. So the following evaluation of the _PPC object is 
superfluous:

 [<c028ba5f>] acpi_processor_get_platform_limit+0xa1/0xaf
 [<c028c040>] acpi_processor_register_performance+0x3b9/0x3ef
 [<c0111a85>] acpi_cpufreq_cpu_init+0xb7/0x596
 [<c03dab74>] cpufreq_add_dev+0x160/0x4a8
 [<c02bed90>] sysdev_driver_register+0x5a/0xa0
 [<c03d9c4c>] cpufreq_register_driver+0xb4/0x176
 [<c068ac08>] acpi_cpufreq_init+0xe5/0xeb
 [<c010056e>] init+0x14f/0x3dd

and this is the point where my laptop's BIOS returns the incorrect value 
of '2'. Note that it has not sent any notification event, so the value 
is probably not really intentional (possibly spurious), and Windows 
likely doesnt query it after bootup either. Maybe the value is kept at 
'2' normally, and is only set to the real value when a true asynchronous 
event (such as AC plug event, battery switch, etc.) occurs.

So i /think/ this is a grey area of the ACPI spec: per the letter of the 
spec the _PPC value only changes when notified, so there's no reason to 
query it after the system has booted up. So in my opinion the best (and 
most compatible) strategy would be to do the change below, and to not 
evaluate the _PPC object in the acpi_processor_get_performance_info() 
call, but only evaluate it if _PPC is present during CPU object init, or 
if it's notified during an asynchronous event. This change is more 
permissive than the previous logic, so it definitely shouldnt break any 
existing system.

This also happens to fix my laptop, which is merrily chugging along at 
1.83 GHz now. Yay!

Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Len Brown <len.brown@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>
---
Thomas Renninger <trenn@suse.de> wrote:
 Beside the Thinkpad it also seems to fix other system:
 http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7859

 drivers/acpi/processor_perflib.c |    4 ----
 1 file changed, 4 deletions(-)

--- linux-2.6.19.2.orig/drivers/acpi/processor_perflib.c
+++ linux-2.6.19.2/drivers/acpi/processor_perflib.c
@@ -322,10 +322,6 @@ static int acpi_processor_get_performanc
 	if (result)
 		return result;
 
-	result = acpi_processor_get_platform_limit(pr);
-	if (result)
-		return result;
-
 	return 0;
 }
 

--

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-02-03  2:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 69+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-03  2:35 [patch 00/59] -stable review Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 01/59] i2c-mv64xxx: Fix random oops at boot Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 02/59] i2c/m41t00: Do not forget to write year Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 03/59] Check for populated zone in __drain_pages Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 04/59] Fix HWRNG built-in initcalls priority Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 05/59] md: pass down BIO_RW_SYNC in raid{1,10} Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 06/59] NETFILTER: Fix routing of REJECT target generated packets in output chain Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 07/59] NETFILTER: nf_conntrack_ipv6: fix crash when handling fragments Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 08/59] NETFILTER: tcp conntrack: fix IP_CT_TCP_FLAG_CLOSE_INIT value Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 09/59] NETFILTER: arp_tables: fix userspace compilation Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 10/59] Repair snd-usb-usx2y over OHCI Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 11/59] [stable] [PATCH] IB/mthca: Fix off-by-one in FMR handling on memfree Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 12/59] [PATCH] Fix reparenting to the same thread group. (take 2) Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 13/59] ieee1394: sbp2: fix probing of some DVD-ROM/RWs Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 14/59] sched: tasks cannot run on cpus onlined after boot Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 15/59] Fix up CIFS for "test_clear_page_dirty()" removal Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 16/59] start_kernel: test if irqs got enabled early, barf, and disable them again Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 17/59] PCI: prevent down_read when pci_devices is empty Chris Wright
2007-02-03 16:16   ` Kumar Gala
2007-02-05 17:04     ` Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 18/59] IPV6 MCAST: Fix joining all-node multicast group on device initialization Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 19/59] NETFILTER: ctnetlink: check for status attribute existence on conntrack creation Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 20/59] NETFILTER: ctnetlink: fix leak in ctnetlink_create_conntrack error path Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 21/59] IPSEC: Policy list disorder Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 22/59] ALSA hda-codec - Fix NULL dereference in generic hda code Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 23/59] SELinux: fix an oops with NetLabel and non-MLS SELinux policy Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 24/59] IB/iser: return error code when PDUs may not be sent Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 25/59] Fix UML on non-standard VM split hosts Chris Wright
2007-02-04  1:06   ` Randy Dunlap
2007-02-04  3:11     ` Jeff Dike
2007-02-04  4:19       ` Randy Dunlap
2007-02-03  2:35 ` Chris Wright [this message]
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 27/59] x86: Work around gcc 4.2 over aggressive optimizer Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 28/59] NETFILTER: Fix iptables ABI breakage on (at least) CRIS Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 29/59] elevator: move clearing of unplug flag earlier Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 30/59] Revert "[PATCH] Fix up mmap_kmem" Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 31/59] remove __devinit markings from rtc_sysfs_add_device() Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 32/59] SPARC64: Set g4/g5 properly in sun4v dtlb-prot handling Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 33/59] sis190: failure to set the MAC address from EEPROM Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 34/59] knfsd: fix setting of ACL server versions Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 35/59] knfsd: fix an NFSD bug with full sized, non-page-aligned reads Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 36/59] knfsd: fix type mismatch with filldir_t used by nfsd Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 37/59] knfsd: fix up some bit-rot in exp_export Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 38/59] md: assorted md and raid1 one-liners Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 39/59] md: make repair actually work for raid1 Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 40/59] md: fix a few problems with the interface (sysfs and ioctl) to md Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 41/59] md: fix potential memalloc deadlock in md Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 42/59] libata: use kmap_atomic(KM_IRQ0) in SCSI simulator Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 43/59] Dont allow the stack to grow into hugetlb reserved regions Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 44/59] uml: fix signal frame alignment Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 45/59] bonding: ARP monitoring broken on x86_64 Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 46/59] jmicron: 40/80pin primary detection Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 47/59] DECNET: Handle a failure in neigh_parms_alloc (take 2) Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 48/59] SPARC32: Fix over-optimization by GCC near ip_fast_csum Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 49/59] IPV4: Fix the fib trie iterator to work with a single entry routing tables Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 50/59] IPV4: Fix single-entry /proc/net/fib_trie output Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 51/59] AF_PACKET: Fix BPF handling Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 52/59] AF_PACKET: Check device down state before hard header callbacks Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 53/59] TCP: rare bad TCP checksum with 2.6.19 Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 54/59] TCP: Fix sorting of SACK blocks Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:35 ` [patch 55/59] TCP: skb is unexpectedly freed Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:36 ` [patch 56/59] NETFILTER: xt_connbytes: fix division by zero Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:36 ` [patch 57/59] SUNRPC: Give cloned RPC clients their own rpc_pipefs directory Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:36 ` [patch 58/59] move_task_off_dead_cpu() should be called with disabled ints Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:36 ` [patch 59/59] sched: fix cond_resched_softirq() offset Chris Wright
2007-02-03  2:59 ` [stable] [patch 00/59] -stable review Chris Wright
2007-02-04  6:08   ` Randy Dunlap
2007-02-04 13:36     ` Dave Jones
2007-02-04 17:30       ` Randy Dunlap

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