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SubjectRe: 50 Watt idle power regression bisected to Linux-3.10
On Sat, 2013-12-07 at 03:00 -0500, Len Brown wrote:

> No, Linux-3.13-rc3 does not fix this issue, even though it contains
> the following patch, claiming to address an issue with the commit above:
> commit ea8117478918a4734586d35ff530721b682425be
> Author: Peter Zijlstra <>
> Date: Wed Sep 11 12:43:13 2013 +0200
> sched, idle: Fix the idle polling state logic
> Mike reported that commit 7d1a9417 ("x86: Use generic idle loop")
> regressed several workloads and caused excessive reschedule
> interrupts.

It fixes that, except for my Q6600 box. Too bad mwait_idle() went away,
beloved old box doesn't play hints game, so it continues to flog itself.


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