trying to scale the cpu freq

Torsten Curdt tcurdt at
Thu Sep 23 12:48:55 UTC 2004

> The kernel knows the necessary information - /proc/cpuinfo exports
> everything. There's a couple of minor sticking points regarding old
> Pentium IIIs (what module you have to use can depend on the motherboard
> chipset, IIRC). On the other hand, I don't think there's currently any
> sort of hotplug event generated for processors.
> The easiest answer at the moment is probably to have a boot-time or
> install-time script that parses /proc/cpuinfo and loads the appropriate
> module. On x86, if that fails the next best thing would be to try the
> acpi cpufreq module - ACPI exposes the processor performance states as
> well, but often provides less control.

Hm... sounds like a good idea.

Wouldn't this make sense to add it as a
feature? Doesn't sound too hard.


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