Re: CPU supports Enhanced Speedstep, but is not recognized.

From: void <>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2023 18:10:38 UTC
On Mon, Mar 13, 2023 at 12:29:33PM -0400, mike tancsa wrote:
>On 3/13/2023 12:22 PM, void wrote:
>> The system is a HP ProLiant dual Xeon E5-2690 v2, so there are 40 "cpus"
>> ie 20 if hyperthreading is turned off, in total.
>> I was kind of surprised this didn't work out-of-the-box considering
>> the age of the cpu, its use-context and how widely it was/is used
>> in that context. Clearly I'm doing something wrong or missing something.
>> Should it work?
>Is the hw pstate taking precedence perhaps ? What does
>sysctl -a dev.hwpstate_intel
>show ?

Think I might have found the answer in est(4):

      est: CPU supports Enhanced Speedstep, but is not recognized.  
      est: cpu_vendor GenuineIntel, msr 471c471c0600471c  
      device_attach: est%d attach returned 6  

      Indicates all attempts to attach to this interface have failed.  This
      usually indicates an improper BIOS setting restricting O/S control of the
      CPU speeds.  Consult your BIOS documentation for more details.

so the next problem is out-of-band access, so not a freebsd problem.
Sorry for the noise.