Ubuntu 7.10 PowerNow! issue with future AMD processors
ben.collins at ubuntu.com
Wed Nov 28 21:11:03 UTC 2007
On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 14:40 -0600, Langsdorf, Mark wrote:
> > > An updated version of the patch is included in the
> > > 2.6.23-rc3 kernel and should support all future AMD
> > > processors, but it's a fairly large patch. The
> > > patch I intend to to submit is much smaller (~10 lines)
> > > but only supports family 0x11 and earlier processors.
> > >
> > > I'll submit the small patch for inclusion in 7.10,
> > > and let Hardy take the larger patch for free.
> > >
> > Ubuntu intends to support 7.10 until 2009. Will the small patch be
> > adequate for this timeframe? It would be preferable to do all the
> > necessary patching now rather than needing a second patch later.
> It's possible that parts released in 2009 may
> not be family 0x11 and would fail with the small
> patch. The larger patch would work with them.
> It's a question of how thorough you want to be.
> The larger patch is essentially the 2.6.24 driver.
> Should I just diff it against the 7.10 kernel and
> submit that?
Yes, please. We can check both patches and weigh our options on how we
would like to fix this in 7.10.
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