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

Roland Smith rsmith at
Wed Oct 24 13:38:52 PDT 2007

On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 02:25:11PM -0600, Ross Penner wrote:
> > What does 'sysctl dev.cpu.0.freq_levels' report? It should list the
> > available CPU frequencies.
> >
> I get:
> dev.cpu.0.freq_levels: 397/-1 198/-1
> Is this something I should be reporting to stable? It's not explicitly
> mentioned in the hardware notes so I'm not sure if my processor is
> actually supported in 6.2. Is it possible that I've been shipped the
> wrong processor? If so, how would I be able to tell short of ripping
> off the giant heatsink and looking?

Have a look at the dmesg output with 'dmesg |head -n 24'. There should
be some info about the CPU in there. Post those lines here.

And have a look at the bios. It could have some settings to regulate the
CPU speed.

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