[Bug 236513] Different power states (C1/C2/...) per CPU core

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            Bug ID: 236513
           Summary: Different power states (C1/C2/...) per CPU core
           Product: Base System
           Version: 11.2-STABLE
          Hardware: amd64
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Only Me
          Priority: ---
         Component: kern
          Assignee: bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: stockhausen at collogia.de

Created attachment 202845
  --> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=202845&action=edit


we are running FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE-p6 on a HP T620 Thin client. Trying to
enable power saving through C states we noticed that the system presents
different states for the cores:

sysctl -a | grep cx_supported
dev.cpu.3.cx_supported: C1/1/0
dev.cpu.2.cx_supported: C1/1/0
dev.cpu.1.cx_supported: C1/1/0
dev.cpu.0.cx_supported: C1/1/0 C2/2/400

Enabling C2 state on CPU shows that it seems to work quite well:

sysctl -a | grep cx_usage:
dev.cpu.3.cx_usage: 100.00% last 34923us
dev.cpu.2.cx_usage: 100.00% last 10us
dev.cpu.1.cx_usage: 100.00% last 3853us
dev.cpu.0.cx_usage: 5.54% 94.45% last 33us

CPU details:

CPU: AMD GX-420CA SOC with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics    (1996.29-MHz K8-class CPU)
  Origin="AuthenticAMD"  Id=0x700f01  Family=0x16  Model=0x0  Stepping=1
  AMD Features=0x2e500800<SYSCALL,NX,MMX+,FFXSR,Page1GB,RDTSCP,LM>
  Structured Extended Features=0x8<BMI1>
  XSAVE Features=0x1<XSAVEOPT>
  SVM: (disabled in BIOS) NP,NRIP,AFlush,DAssist,NAsids=8
  TSC: P-state invariant, performance statistics

Is this the expected behaviour?

dmesg log attached.

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