Talk:How to get SpeedStep working on Coppermine-piix4-smi based ThinkPads
speedstep-smi fails to load if CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_DEBUG is not set
On a ThinkPad T22 I was not able to use speedstep-smi if CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_DEBUG is not set. See this bug report: http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5553
RELAXED_CAP_CHECK on T20
On a Thinkpad T20 using Debian unstable and a stock kernel.org kernel 188.8.131.52, building the kernel with CONFIG_X86_SPEEDSTEP_RELAXED_CAP_CHECK=y doesn't seem to show the error you're experiencing while loading speedstep-smi. So that means loading speedstep-smi module results to no error at all.
Jan Alonzo 00:49 2-12-2017
From the kernel config:
â”Œâ”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€ Relaxed speedstep capability checks â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â”€â” â”‚ CONFIG_X86_SPEEDSTEP_RELAXED_CHECK: â”‚ â”‚ â”‚ â”‚ Don't perform all checks for a speedstep capable system which would â”‚ â”‚ normally be done. Some ancient or strange systems, though speedstep â”‚ â”‚ capable, don't always indicate that they are speedstep capable. This â”‚ â”‚ option lets the probing code bypass some of those checks if the â”‚ â”‚ parameter "relaxed_check=1" is passed to the module. â”‚ â”‚ â”‚
this option only lets you use relaxed_check=1, it doesn't solve anything. this may mean that your model isn't affected at all, or that you have the described file in /etc/modprobe.d
I would like to know if ondemand is possible on a t22. Also I'm wondering why cpu speed is only either 700mhz or 900mhz.
In /proc/acpi/processor/CPU/throttling there are 7 states defined, but changing them seem to does not do anything. Also cpudynd -acpi tells me there is no interface. I tried also to use acpi-cpufreq but it won't run because 'no such device'. How to use it?
Thx in advance, nusse.
no cpufreq interface found ?
I had a hard time to figure out that for cpufreq you also have to install (at least a subset of?) the modules
I used modconf where I found these modules listet under "kernel/drivers/cpufreq" tagged as "not installed".
I am a newby using Debian Sarge on a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo D, with a Pentium III (Coppermine). However this information might also apply to thinkpads.
Trouble with 2.6.15
I am using linux-image-2.6.15-1-686 and speedstep-smi won't load anymore. Again 'no such device' error. No idea why yet. User:Daniel_X21
Yep, there is a new bug with new kernels... See the link to bug at the begin of this page. The 2.6.16 resolve the bug for me. (On a ThinkPad X20). --Julienbras 10:24, 10 April 2006 (CEST)
Did not work on A21e
I tried following this guide on my A21e and had no luck.
I got the following in the log using boot param cpufreq.debug=7
speedstep-lib: x86: 6, model: 8 speedstep-lib: Coppermine: MSR_IA32_EBL_CR_POWERON is 0x46c80020, 0x0 speedstep-lib: Coppermine: MSR_IA32_PLATFORM ID is 0x0, 0x5c370000 speedstep-smi: signature:0x47534943, command:0x008200b2, event:0x00c000b3, perf_level:0x07d00000. cpufreq-core: trying to register driver speedstep-smi cpufreq-core: adding CPU 0 speedstep-smi: trying to obtain ownership with command 47534982 at port b2 speedstep-smi: result is 2 speedstep-smi: fails in aquiring ownership of a SMI interface. cpufreq-core: initialization failed cpufreq-core: no CPU initialized for driver speedstep-smi cpufreq-core: unregistering CPU 0