On 2018.03.04 14:22 Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> I have tested these patches on a couple of machines, including the very laptop
> I'm sending them from, without any obvious issues, but please give them a go
> if you can, especially if you have an easy way to reproduce the problem they
> are targeting. The patches are on top of 4.16-rc3 (if you need a git branch
> with them for easier testing, please let me know).
I am having some troubles with the patch set.
My test server takes anywhere between nominal (about 30 seconds) and 10X nominal
(about 5 minutes) time to boot.
I have booted 5 times:
1. took about 5 minutes to boot. No test data acquired. Kern.log excerpt:
[ 5.760740] Btrfs loaded, crc32c=crc32c-intel
[ 5.779522] random: crng init done
[ 336.185559] EXT4-fs (sda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data
mode. Opts: (null)
[ 346.823627] Loading iSCSI transport class v2.0-870.
2. took about 5 minutes to boot. Minimal test data acquired. Kern.log excerpt:
[ 8.963959] async_tx: api initialized (async)
[ 9.001124] Btrfs loaded, crc32c=crc32c-intel
[ 9.024652] random: crng init done
[ 332.768025] clocksource: timekeeping watchdog on
CPU3: Marking clocksource 'tsc' as unstable because the
skew is too large:
[ 332.768128] clocksource: 'hpet' wd_now: 1c082869 wd_last:
a5053b0 mask: ffffffff
[ 332.768129] clocksource: 'tsc' cs_now: 11a0d3a34be cs_last:
1b534f1252 mask: ffffffffffffffff
[ 332.768129] tsc: Marking TSC unstable due to clocksource watchdog
[ 332.768145] TSC found unstable after boot, most likely due to
broken BIOS. Use 'tsc=unstable'.
Observe 25.14 average processor package watts. 100% load on CPU 7.
Test Duration 2.5 hours.
Reference: K4.16-rc3: Not done yet.
Reference: K4.15-rc1: 27.34 Watts
Reference: K4.15-rc1, idle states 0-3 disabled: 23.92 Watts
Reference: This kernel, idle states 0-3 disabled: ~23.65 Watts
3. crashed during boot. No useful log info.
4. booted kernel 4.16-rc3 stock. Booted normally in about 30 seconds.
5. took about 30 seconds to boot. Minimal test data acquired.
Observe 24.77 average processor package watts. 100% load on CPU 7.
Test duration 15 hours. Peak power 32.8 watts.
There is a graph. I'll send it off-list.
Oh, I see a version 2 of the patch set. I'll move on to version 2.