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[Bug 877877] Re: AMD Turbo Core not working on 11.10


i have this problem with kernel 4.0-rc6 and a amd c-60 (there is a bug
on the kernel.org bugzilla somewhere but i lost it)  ,  ive attached a
log of turbostat running and this is the cpufreq-info output of one

 analyzing CPU 1:
  driver: acpi-cpufreq
  CPUs which run at the same hardware frequency: 1
  CPUs which need to have their frequency coordinated by software: 1
  maximum transition latency: 4294.55 ms.
  hardware limits: 800 MHz - 1000 MHz
  available frequency steps: 1000 MHz, 800 MHz
  available cpufreq governors: conservative, ondemand, userspace, powersave, performance
  current policy: frequency should be within 800 MHz and 1000 MHz.
                  The governor "ondemand" may decide which speed to use
                  within this range.
  current CPU frequency is 1000 MHz (asserted by call to hardware).
  cpufreq stats: 1000 MHz:5,31%, 800 MHz:94,69%  (27776)

** Attachment added: "turbostat.log"

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  AMD Turbo Core not working on 11.10

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Bug description:
  The kernel says: 
  $ dmesg | grep powernow
  [    1.877385] powernow-k8: Found 1 AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T Processor (6 cpu cores) (version 2.20.00)
  [    1.877398] powernow-k8: Core Performance Boosting: on.
  [    1.877423] powernow-k8:    0 : pstate 0 (3300 MHz)
  [    1.877424] powernow-k8:    1 : pstate 1 (2500 MHz)
  [    1.877425] powernow-k8:    2 : pstate 2 (1700 MHz)
  [    1.877426] powernow-k8:    3 : pstate 3 (800 MHz)

  But when I'm running a singe threaded application, cpuinfo says: 
  $ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep MHz
  cpu MHz		: 800.000
  cpu MHz		: 3300.000
  cpu MHz		: 800.000
  cpu MHz		: 800.000
  cpu MHz		: 800.000
  cpu MHz		: 800.000

  when I should be getting a boost to 3700MHz.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
  Package: linux-generic
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
  Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
  ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC1:  andrew     1687 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  andrew     1687 F.... pulseaudio
  CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
   Card hw:0 'SB'/'HDA ATI SB at 0xfe024000 irq 16'
     Mixer name	: 'Realtek ALC889A'
     Components	: 'HDA:10ec0885,1458a102,00100101'
     Controls      : 41
     Simple ctrls  : 23
   Card hw:1 'REC'/'Roland UA-30 (44100Hz, Analog REC) at usb-0000:00:12.2-4.4, full speed'
     Mixer name	: 'USB Mixer'
     Components	: 'USB0582:0006'
     Controls      : 5
     Simple ctrls  : 4
  Date: Wed Oct 19 00:10:33 2011
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=24678a6c-8273-4e5b-ab43-a38d55e7455c
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
   lo        no wireless extensions.
   eth0      no wireless extensions.
  MachineType: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-MA785GM-US2H
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=a5fa7ee5-ecfa-45f8-89a7-5b5e1c12d067 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
   linux-restricted-modules-3.0.0-12-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.0.0-12-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.60
  SourcePackage: linux
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 07/08/2010
  dmi.bios.vendor: Award Software International, Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: F12a
  dmi.board.name: GA-MA785GM-US2H
  dmi.board.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
  dmi.board.version: x.x
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAwardSoftwareInternational,Inc.:bvrF12a:bd07/08/2010:svnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:pnGA-MA785GM-US2H:pvr:rvnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:rnGA-MA785GM-US2H:rvrx.x:cvnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:ct3:cvr:
  dmi.product.name: GA-MA785GM-US2H
  dmi.sys.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.

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