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Backport AMD X6 TurboCore fix from kernel 2.6.35 to opensuse 11.3

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openSUSE-11.3
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I am presuming that opensuse 11.3 will be fixed at kernel version 2.6.34, which contains poor/buggy support for the TurboCore features of the new AMD X6 processors.

It would be a great shame to have the eight month "top-shelf" life of opensuse 11.3 marred by lack of support for an enthusiast class feature of their hardware. If you have purchased a new computer you don't want to find-out that running the newest release of opensuse will lose an aggregate of 1500MHz of performance. This bug has been fixed in the 2.6.35 kernel:

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Performance-problem-in-AMD-s-Phenom-II-X6-under-Linux-993127.html

I would very much like the opensuse kernel team to ensure that the fix is backported into the kernel due to be used in 11.3. I appreciate this may already have happened, so considere this a heads-up. :)

Kind regards

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icons/user_comment.png j. b. wrote: (3 years ago)

so, what happened with this?

no reply, no change of status, no rejection, no deferral.......................... not important?

icons/user_comment.png J. M. wrote: (4 years ago)

I agree, and I would even like to see it backported to 11.2.

The Phenom X6 is very popular already and is selling so well it is on backorder at most outlets. (yes i have one :) )

icons/user_comment.png B. F. wrote: (4 years ago)

I personnally would be very interrested by this one also on 11.2, (11.1?)

icons/user_comment.png B. F. wrote: (3 years ago)

Last week we finished a brand new X6 Phenom computers a 3200Ghz

What Have been seen is that if amdk10 is not loaded, all cores are running à 3600Ghz.

But there's no scheduling gov present. If amdk10 is loaded, we see throttling acting, but never over the 3200Ghz.

icons/user_comment.png D. S. wrote: (3 years ago)

I would think that is an important backport.

We have a lot of these machine at our department and it becomes an issue!

icons/user_comment.png j. b. wrote: (3 years ago)

agreed, but faced with deathly silence.................

icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (3 years ago)

You can install the current 2.6.36 kernel from the openSUSE Build Service if needed and AFAIK one of the 2.6.34.x kernels received some fixes for this.

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