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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86/ACPI/cstate: Output AMD on APCI C1 FFH MWAIT AMD systems
I think it is sufficient to simply delete the "INTEL" in that string.

In the unlikely event that this "change to a kernel API" breaks
something, we can add it back.

-Len

On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 3:59 PM Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz> wrote:
>
> On Wed 2018-08-08 13:47:35, Prarit Bhargava wrote:
> > commit 5209654a46ee ("x86/ACPI/cstate: Allow ACPI C1 FFH MWAIT use on AMD
> > systems") allows use of FFH for ACPI C1 but tools like cpupower and turbostat
> > display INTEL for the cstate description.
> >
> > Output "AMD" for AMD systems with FFH for ACPI C1.
>
> Um, is it good idea?
>
> First, you are changing kernel API.
>
> > @@ -107,9 +108,14 @@ static long acpi_processor_ffh_cstate_probe_cpu(void *_cx)
> > "Monitor-Mwait will be used to enter C-%d state\n",
> > cx->type);
> > }
> > - snprintf(cx->desc,
> > - ACPI_CX_DESC_LEN, "ACPI FFH INTEL MWAIT 0x%x",
> > - cx->address);
> > + if (c->x86_vendor == X86_VENDOR_INTEL)
> > + snprintf(cx->desc,
> > + ACPI_CX_DESC_LEN, "ACPI FFH INTEL MWAIT 0x%x",
> > + cx->address);
> > + else
> > + snprintf(cx->desc,
> > + ACPI_CX_DESC_LEN, "ACPI FFH AMD MWAIT 0x%x",
> > + cx->address);
>
> Second, I read it as "Intel MWAIT" instruction is used. Yes, AMD cpu can
> use Intel MWAIT, too...
>
> Third, there are more CPU vendors out there.
>
> Pavel
> --
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Len Brown, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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