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Re: kern/39960: Enhanced Speedstep module patch

The following reply was made to PR kern/39960; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Manuel Bouyer <>
Subject: Re: kern/39960: Enhanced Speedstep module patch
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 23:19:59 +0100

 On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 10:05:00PM +0000, wrote:
 > The Intel Enhanced Speedstep code is enabled by default on x86 GENERIC
 > kernels. I propose the following patch that autoloads the module only
 > if EST CPUID feature is available and enabled, as currently done in
 > x86/identcpu.c.
 > Some stuff I have done in the patch:
 > - Removed EST_FREQ_USERWRITE completely... who really uses this and
 >   why is this useful? root should be the only one allowed, IMHO.
 > - Removed RUN_ONCE(9) stuff, it's completely unused now.
 > - Removed support to make this build in the kernel. Some modules are
 >   now autoloaded too, I wanted to follow this behaviour...
 Do you mean that with your patch, it's not possible to build a non-MODULAR
 kernel with Enhanced Speedstep ? that's not acceptable.
 We want to still provide a way to build monolitic kernels, even if it's not
 the default.
 Manuel Bouyer <>
      NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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