Ticket #9630 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

powertop-reported ACPI power usage estimates very high

Reported by: martin.langhoff Owned by: pgf
Priority: low Milestone: 1.5-software-later
Component: ofw - open firmware Version: Development build as of this date
Keywords: os34 Cc:
Action Needed: diagnose Verified: no
Deployments affected: Blocked By:


powertop 1.11 reports 35W on build os34

This is based on ACPI data, so it may be a hint that our ACPI data is off. If power mgmt tools or hal read the same data and take it as good it could lead to undesided side-effects.

Not sure what component ACPI issues belong to. OFW?

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by martin.langhoff

Changed 5 years ago by wmb@…

  • owner changed from wmb@… to pgf

Assigning to pgf to have a look at the relevant DSDT code.

Changed 5 years ago by Quozl

  • keywords os34 added
  • next_action changed from never set to diagnose
  • version changed from not specified to Development build as of this date
  • milestone changed from Not Triaged to 1.5-F11


Changed 5 years ago by triagebot

  • milestone changed from 1.5-software to 1.5-software-update

changed by irc user Quozl:

Changed 5 years ago by pgf

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to wontfix

this was either fixed, or made worse (your choice) by #9542, which disabled the kernel's ACPI battery driver in favor of the OLPC driver.

i'm closing for now. powertop works in that it counts interrupts, and does C-state accounting, but it can't report power usage estimates.

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