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FS#49467 - [linux] 4.6.x Intel-pstate in kernel 4.6 has performance regressions

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Alexander Pavel (SuperIce97) - Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 23:06 GMT
Last edited by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Monday, 02 October 2017, 23:19 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Kernel
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 4
Private No


Description: Intel-pstate has major performance regressions in kernel 4.6. The kernel should not be updated until this is fixed to prevent major slowdowns on Intel based PCs.

Additional info:
Kernel 4.6 (currently in testing)

Steps to reproduce:
CPU benchmark kernel 4.5 vs 4.6 on an Intel-based PC with the intel-pstate scaling driver.
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Closed by  Eli Schwartz (eschwartz)
Monday, 02 October 2017, 23:19 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  We have upgraded the kernel a number of times, even. If there are specific issues that can be fixed, report them upstream or ask upstream to recall a kernel release "because benchmarks omg".
Comment by Arup Roy Chowdhury (Arup) - Wednesday, 08 June 2016, 16:36 GMT
Installed 4.6 today with a Haswell i4790. With earlier kernels due to the config MHz=300 setting in Arch kernel, there would be no CPU scaling. Now with this kernel, its all normal like in SUSE and Ubuntu and Fedora kernels.