Bug 208473 - build PowerNow-K8 as a built-in instead of a module
build PowerNow-K8 as a built-in instead of a module
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
4.0
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Brian Maly
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-09-28 15:38 EDT by Brian Maly
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-26 14:52:55 EDT
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Description Brian Maly 2006-09-28 15:38:54 EDT
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Description of problem:
PowerNow-K8 is a built-in for x86_64 but is a module for i386. It should be a built-in for consistency (between arches and with RHEL5)

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How reproducible:
Always


Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot system
2. see that powernow is a module not built-in
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Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-10-11 11:05:00 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
release.
Comment 5 Jay Turner 2006-10-17 11:37:15 EDT
QE ack for RHEL4.5.
Comment 13 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-03-21 20:01:42 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
release.
Comment 14 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-04-18 18:56:27 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Kernel Team for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release, and has moved to bugzilla 
status POST.
Comment 15 Guy Streeter 2007-07-26 14:36:17 EDT
We have a customer complaing about the fact that the driver is built-in on
x86_64. They want to replace it with an external module, and can't do so because
it is built-in.

Can we go the other way, and instead of building it in for x86_64, make it a
module on i386?
Comment 16 Brian Maly 2007-07-26 14:51:37 EDT
The current plan is to make this a module for i386. Additional init script logic
will be needed to make this work out-of-the-box. The initial reason for this BZ
being filed was so things worked out-of-the-box. The current plan accomplishes both.

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