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2011-07-29cpupowerutils - cpufrequtils extended with quite some featuresDominik Brodowski72-0/+14417
CPU power consumption vs performance tuning is no longer limited to CPU frequency switching anymore: deep sleep states, traditional dynamic frequency scaling and hidden turbo/boost frequencies are tied close together and depend on each other. The first two exist on different architectures like PPC, Itanium and ARM, the latter (so far) only on X86. On X86 the APU (CPU+GPU) will only run most efficiently if CPU and GPU has proper power management in place. Users and Developers want to have *one* tool to get an overview what their system supports and to monitor and debug CPU power management in detail. The tool should compile and work on as many architectures as possible. Once this tool stabilizes a bit, it is intended to replace the Intel-specific tools in tools/power/x86 Signed-off-by: Dominik Brodowski <linux@dominikbrodowski.net>
2011-04-10treewide: remove extra semicolonsJustin P. Mattock1-1/+1
Signed-off-by: Justin P. Mattock <justinmattock@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
2011-03-31Fix common misspellingsLucas De Marchi1-1/+1
Fixes generated by 'codespell' and manually reviewed. Signed-off-by: Lucas De Marchi <lucas.demarchi@profusion.mobi>
2011-02-10tools: turbostat: style updatesLen Brown1-100/+96
Follow kernel coding style traditions more closely. Delete typedef, re-name "per cpu counters" to simply be counters etc. This patch changes no functionality. Suggested-by: Thiago Farina <tfransosi@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Len Brown <len.brown@intel.com>
2011-02-10tools: turbostat: fix bitwise and operandThomas Renninger1-2/+2
bug could cause false positive on indicating presence of invarient TSC or APERF support. Signed-off-by: Thomas Renninger <trenn@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Len Brown <len.brown@intel.com>
2011-01-11tools: create power/x86/x86_energy_perf_policyLen Brown3-0/+437
MSR_IA32_ENERGY_PERF_BIAS first became available on Westmere Xeon. It is implemented in all Sandy Bridge processors -- mobile, desktop and server. It is expected to become increasingly important in subsequent generations. x86_energy_perf_policy is a user-space utility to set the hardware energy vs performance policy hint in the processor. Most systems would benefit from "x86_energy_perf_policy normal" at system startup, as the hardware default is maximum performance at the expense of energy efficiency. See x86_energy_perf_policy.8 man page for more information. Background: Linux-2.6.36 added "epb" to /proc/cpuinfo to indicate if an x86 processor supports MSR_IA32_ENERGY_PERF_BIAS, without actually modifying the MSR. In March, 2010, Venkatesh Pallipadi proposed a small driver that programmed MSR_IA32_ENERGY_PERF_BIAS, based on the cpufreq governor in use. It also offered a boot-time cmdline option to override. http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/3/4/457 But hiding the hardware policy behind the governor choice was deemed "kinda icky". In June, 2010, I proposed a generic user/kernel API to generalize the power/performance policy trade-off. "RFC: /sys/power/policy_preference" http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/6/16/399 That is my preference for implementing this capability, but I received no support on the list. So in September, 2010, I sent x86_energy_perf_policy.c to LKML, a user-space utility that scribbles directly to the MSR. http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/9/28/246 Here is that same utility, after responding to some review feedback, to live in tools/power/, where it is easily found. Signed-off-by: Len Brown <len.brown@intel.com>
2011-01-11tools: create power/x86/turbostatLen Brown3-0/+1228
turbostat is a Linux tool to observe proper operation of Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology. turbostat displays the actual processor frequency on x86 processors that include APERF and MPERF MSRs. Note that turbostat is of limited utility on Linux kernels 2.6.29 and older, as acpi_cpufreq cleared APERF/MPERF up through that release. On Intel Core i3/i5/i7 (Nehalem) and newer processors, turbostat also displays residency in idle power saving states, which are necessary for diagnosing any cpuidle issues that may have an effect on turbo-mode. See the turbostat.8 man page for example usage. Signed-off-by: Len Brown <len.brown@intel.com>