[RESEND] [PATCH 0/2] Quiet power limit notification

From: Len Brown
Date: Thu May 16 2013 - 17:54:25 EST

[Re-sending for Fenghua, as his e-mail seems to have got lost.
In case you receive multiple copies, the patches are unchanged.]

-Len Brown
Intel Open Source Technology Center

Power Limit Notification (X86_FEATURE_PLN) was added in Sandy Bridge
to give the OS the option of knowing when the package has reached
a configured power threshold.

Linux-2.6.36 enabled this feature:
(x86, hwmon: Package Level Thermal/Power: power limit)

It enabld the interrupt, and the interrupt hander
added to the MCE log and printed to the console:

printk(KERN_CRIT "CPU%d: %s power limit notification (total events = %lu)
printk(KERN_INFO "CPU%d: %s power limit normal\n"

However, these events are quite routine on some systems under some conditions,
alarming customers and provoking un-necessary customer support calls.

So the MCE log entry was deleted in Linux-3.3:

(x86, mce, therm_throt: Don't report power limit and package level thermal throttle events in mcelog)

Here we delete the corresponding kernel console messages,
and then we disable the interrupt by default -- allowing it
to be enabled by cmdline for diagnosis purposes.


This pair of patches applies cleanly back to Linux-3.3.

Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt | 2 ++
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mcheck/therm_throt.c | 43 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------------
2 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)

[1/2] x86 thermal: Disable power limit notification interrupt by default
[2/2] x86 thermal: Delete power-limit-notification console messages
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