Via C7 Processor (CPU) - cpufreq and make.conf support

Ross Penner ross.penner at
Wed Oct 24 09:29:15 PDT 2007

On 10/24/07, Erik Cederstrand <erik at> wrote:
> Ross Penner wrote:
> > Hi all, I have a few questions about my Via C7 processor. In
> > examples/make.conf there is an option for the CPUTYPE. It indicates
> > that only the C3 and the C3-2 chips are supported. Does the C7 chip
> > have support that I don't know of? If not, will it? Otherwise, will
> > specifying the chipset as C3 help or hinder my environment?
> I know this is not an answer, but why not just upgrade to 7.0 if you
> need the C7 support?

 I probably will. I just thought I'd try and see if I could stay on stable

> My second question is in regards to the CPU frequency control. I've
> > seen that the C7 gets support for cpufreq in 7 current, but I'm
> > running 6. Without support in cpufreq, what speed would my processor
> > be running at? I've always thought my performance has been lackluster
> > so I suspect it's running at the lower clock speed.
> If cpufreq/powerd is not active, your processor is running full-speed.
> You can check this with "sysctl dev.cpu.0.freq" if it's available on
> your system.

sounds reasonable. unfortunetly, 'sysctl dev.cpu.0.freq' doesn't seem to
work on my system. heh, it'd probably work if I upgrade to 7.0


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