ACPI temprature settings [WAS: Re: laptop very hot and noisy]
mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Fri May 11 21:15:51 UTC 2012
On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 12:29:15AM +1000, Ian Smith wrote:
> In freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 414, Issue 3, Message: 2
> On Tue, 8 May 2012 15:06:04 +0100 Anton Shterenlikht <mexas at bristol.ac.uk> wrote:
> > On Tue, May 01, 2012 at 07:59:58PM +0100, Chris Whitehouse wrote:
> > > On 01/05/2012 13:41, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> > > >So I might need to pull the laptop apart..
> > > >I'm just not sure I could put it back
> > > >together...
> > > >
> > > >Thanks anyway
> > >
> > > service manual (c02834030.pdf):
> > > http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/CoreRedirect.jsp?redirectReason=DocIndexPDF&prodSeriesId=3368539&targetPage=http%3A%2F%2Fbizsupport1.austin.hp.com%2Fbc%2Fdocs%2Fsupport%2FSupportManual%2Fc02834030%2Fc02834030.pdf
> > >
> > > short url:
> > > http://bit.ly/Ivgs5C
> > >
> > > HP are pretty good about service manuals.
> > yes, this is partly why I bought an HP laptop.
> > I had previous experience with other HP/Compaq/Digital
> > hardware and manuals - they are generally very good.
> > Anyway, this was easier than I expected.
> > I removed a lot of dust from the fan
> > and the heat sink gills. I also replaced
> > the "thermal material".
> > I rebuilt gcc47 and saw the highest temperature of 75.
> > This is on the southern side, so not too bad. The
> > noise reduced too.
> Happiness is a warm CPU .. so much easier the next time it needs doing.
> > Now, I'd just like to understand better the
> > meaning of these console messages:
> > May 8 15:00:08 mech-aslap239 kernel: acpi_tz0: _AC3: temperature 64.0 >= setpoint 40.0
> > May 8 15:00:08 mech-aslap239 kernel: acpi_tz0: _AC2: temperature 64.0 >= setpoint 50.0
> > May 8 15:00:18 mech-aslap239 kernel: acpi_tz0: _AC3: temperature 64.0 >= setpoint 40.0
> > May 8 15:00:18 mech-aslap239 kernel: acpi_tz0: _AC2: temperature 64.0 >= setpoint 50.0
> > May 8 15:00:28 mech-aslap239 kernel: acpi_tz0: _AC3: temperature 64.0 >= setpoint 40.0
> > May 8 15:00:28 mech-aslap239 kernel: acpi_tz0: _AC2: temperature 64.0 >= setpoint 50.0
> > May 8 15:00:38 mech-aslap239 kernel: acpi_tz0: _AC3: temperature 64.0 >= setpoint 40.0
> > May 8 15:00:38 mech-aslap239 kernel: acpi_tz0: _AC2: temperature 64.0 >= setpoint 50.0
> > May 8 15:00:48 mech-aslap239 kernel: acpi_tz0: _AC3: temperature 65.0 >= setpoint 40.0
> > May 8 15:00:48 mech-aslap239 kernel: acpi_tz0: _AC2: temperature 65.0 >= setpoint 50.0
> > Where are setpoints defined?
> > What's acpi_tz?
> > What are AC1, AC2, AC3?
> > Which kernel tunables are involved in the
> > switching from one fan speed to another
> > (assuming AC1, AC2, AC3 are related to fan
> > speed in some way)?
> To add to What Chris said, perhaps more directly see acpi_thermal(4)
> Please show us `sysctl hw.acpi`? Particularly `sysctl hw.acpi.thermal`
> shows your machine's thermal zone(s) settings. These messages are re
> your zone tz1, which sure looks like an active mode multi-setpoint fan.
> This logging does appear strange; it suggests that the temperature is
> always reading as 64 or 65C - which sounds reasonable given it peaks at
> 75C - but since that's greater than either of the 40C and 50C setpoints,
> I don't see why it should (appear to) change between _AC2 and _AC3 every
> 10 seconds, most likely the value of hw.acpi.thermal.polling_rate
> Do you hear a fan changing speed at that frequency? Does that echo what
> hw.acpi.thermal.tz0.temperature reports from time to time?
> Do you have any extra ACPI debugging enabled? Or did you last boot with
> verbose messages? If so, maybe it's just reporting fan change activity?
> Unless someone here has an explanation, I suspect this would be of
> interest on the freebsd-acpi@ list, where core acpi folks hang out.
> > I had a quick look at ???aacpi(4),
> > but none of the above are mentioned.
> Searching acpi(4) for thermal|THERMAL gets you there, but yes, you first
> needed to know that 'tz' means 'thermal zone'. ACPI be deep and wide ..
yes, I got it now. It's quite easy really.
acpi_thermal(4) explains nearly all I need
GEN8> sysctl hw.acpi.thermal
hw.acpi.thermal.tz0._ACx: 75.0C 60.0C 50.0C 40.0C -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
Which seems reasonable.
And yes, my previous post was from a vebose boot.
So all seems fine now.
Many thanks for your help.
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