OpenBSD Journal

AMD k6 powernow

Contributed by jose on from the testing-patches dept.

ghugha writes: " "

Ted's got a patch he'd like people to test. Please see if you can help out.

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  1. By Anonymous Coward () on

    So.. if I want to help, I need to apply the diff to a source tree, is that correct? Do I need -current or 3.4 -stable?

    Is powernow dependant on mainboard support?
    And would this actually make a difference as to how much power a machine uses in a desktop system?

    I've got a home nat/pf system using a k6-2 500, based on the MVP chipset from VIA. It doesn't do anything else but sit there, so I'd like to help in any way that I can. I think it has a Feb 2004 -current snapshot of some kind. I'm not much of a coder, but I am willing to play with the system and see what I come up with.

    1. By tedu () on

      you need current. it's only dependent on cpu, which may be only mobile units. it's models 12 and 13, which i guess are k6-2+ and k6-3, but i don't really know how amd marketed them.

      if you install and reboot, and there's no hw.setperf sysctl, you're not supported. if there is, play with it.


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