reassign 721310 src:linux severity 721310 wishlist retitle 721310 please enable ACPI_INITRD_TABLE_OVERRIDE # <waldi> | h01ger: no. this is a firmware bug, which may be possible to # workaround with acpi table overrides # <h01ger> | waldi: so which package is providing that firmware? firmware- # linux? #< jcristau> | h01ger: the hardware thanks Hi Andreas, thanks for your installation-report, much appreciated! On Freitag, 30. August 2013, Andreas Glaeser wrote: > [...] When the original CPU was replaced by an AMD Turion 64 > TL-50, I found that this is not running in a stable manner and used up > more energy than reasonable, because there were complaints at boot-time > about missing ACPI-tables in the BIOS for Powernow-K8 frequency-scaling. > So I built a kernel version with frequency-scaling disabled, that runs OK, > so far, now in the second version already on an even newer Turion 64 TL-58 > CPU. The upside of this is that the wattage is still very low, at a > maximum of about 23 W. The downside is that the CPU runs at its minimum > frequency, which results in unattractive latencies and low performance. > When I configure the new 3.10 kernel-sources, I saw that there is an > option to inject ACPI-tables from the initrd into the kernel instead of > fetching them from the BIOS. So this is probably the way to unlock the > CPU-potential with this thin-client hardware. The wattage will be about 10 > W higher then, the CPU-speed should double at least and extra active > cooling will be necessary. At this time I did not check yet, where to get > those ACPI-tables from. I guess one could try to read them out of socket > S1 notebook BIOSes, or get them directly from the technical specification > from AMD. There was no further research about this yet. The following data > show the system with the TL-50 CPU, that was present at installation-time. > Current dmesg-output with newer kernel- and CPU-version is also attached. cheers, Holger
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