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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 <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
Cc: kern-bug-people%NetBSD.org@localhost, gnats-admin%NetBSD.org@localhost,
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, xtraeme%gmail.com@localhost 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
> 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
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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