Bug 133845 - /proc giving false values
Summary: /proc giving false values
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2004-09-27 20:41 UTC by Michael Holden
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-29 00:20:32 UTC


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Description Michael Holden 2004-09-27 20:41:41 UTC
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Description of problem:
I have a 1666GHZ processor on the Sony VAIO PCG-FR130 laptop. On a
different harddrive I have installed RH Linux ES and when I go to
/proc then cat cpuinfo, I am able to view the appropriate value for
the cpu (MHZ) field of 1666. I recently bought a new harddrive and
installed Fedora Core 2, which seems to run perfectly, however when I
do a cat /proc/cpuinfo I get the value of 400.243 which is
significantly lower than the installed processor.

I am thinking this a kernel problem as the /proc files are calculated
during initialization.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.5-1.358

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot
2.cat /proc/cpuinfo
3.
    

Actual Results:  false value for cpu (MHZ) which is 400

Expected Results:  value should be 1666

Additional info:

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2004-10-29 00:20:32 UTC
your laptop has a speed scaling capable processor, which saves battery life.
If you dislike this feature, you can disable it with
chkconfig --level 012345 cpuspeed off



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