cvs commit: src/etc/defaults rc.conf
nate at root.org
Sat Jan 28 22:12:37 PST 2006
Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 29, 2006 at 05:51:58AM +0000, Nate Lawson wrote:
>>njl 2006-01-29 05:51:58 UTC
>> FreeBSD src repository
>> Modified files:
>> etc/defaults rc.conf
>> Enable the lowest Cx state by default. This will save power and we have
>> had enough testing of acpi_cpu to know this is stable now.
> On my desktop system (running RELENG_6 though), setting
> hw.acpi.cpu.cx_lowest=C0 causes atrocious performance. Is it broken
> in 6.x?
Uh, C0 is not a real C-state. C1 is the lowest actual one (it's the HLT
instruction on x86). What's probably happening is the idle thread is
spinning instead of HLTing and the time to switch in your active thread
This is from acpi(4):
Lowest Cx state to use for idling the CPU. A scheduling algo-
rithm will select states between C1 and this setting as system
load dictates. To enable ACPI CPU idling control,
machdep.cpu_idle_hlt must be set to 1.
So see if setting machdep.cpu_idle_hlt=0 causes the same problem. I'll
also add a check to disallow setting it to C0 and tell the root user to
use sysctl machdep.cpu_idle_hlt instead.
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