Bug 352791 - iwl3945 causes unnecessary wakeups
Summary: iwl3945 causes unnecessary wakeups
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John W. Linville
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-10-25 17:18 UTC by Julian Sikorski
Modified: 2009-01-06 23:53 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-06 23:53:30 UTC
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Description Julian Sikorski 2007-10-25 17:18:09 UTC
Description of problem:
iwl3945 generates about ~15 wakeups per second, even when network is down. It's
more than 10, so powertop reports it in bold

13,7% ( 10,8)       <interrupt> : iwl3945

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. load iwl3945
2. disable network
3. start powertop
Actual results:
interrupts are generated

Expected results:
preserving more attery power

Comment 1 John W. Linville 2007-11-09 22:28:13 UTC
What do you see as the standard to meet here?

Comment 2 Julian Sikorski 2007-11-10 09:32:36 UTC
I think that disabling network with NetworkManager should take iwl3945 down from
the top of the list, similarly as using the kill switch does. Intel chose 10
wakeups per second as a threshold, so I believe we should stick to that. Note
that I am no expert and have no idea how many wakeups per second are required
for the hardware to work properly.

Comment 3 John W. Linville 2008-02-25 21:01:35 UTC

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 03:44:04 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 5 John W. Linville 2009-01-06 23:53:30 UTC
I don't find this to be a problem with

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