Bug 653384 - [Dell5.7FT]Include intel_idle driver
Summary: [Dell5.7FT]Include intel_idle driver
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 5.7
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Red Hat Kernel Manager
QA Contact: Red Hat Kernel QE team
Depends On:
Blocks: 574515
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-11-15 10:27 UTC by Narayanan D
Modified: 2011-08-23 05:17 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-08-23 05:17:46 UTC
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Description Narayanan D 2010-11-15 10:27:30 UTC
1.  Feature Overview:
    See Summary
     b. Feature Description
The intel_idle driver was added upstream in 2.6.35.

It loads in lieu of acpi_idle -- though acpi_idle
is still present to handle systems that intel_idle
does not know about.

The intent of intel_idle is to allow Linux to better
take advantage of  on Intel hardware on Dell PowerEdge servers, and make Linux
more immune to ACPI BIOS bugs and shortcomings of the ACPI implementation itself.

2.  Feature Details:
     a. Architectures:
         32-bit x86
         64-bit Intel EM64T/AMD64

     b. Bugzilla Dependencies:

     c. Drivers or hardware dependencies:

     d. Upstream acceptance information:Code from Intel  ( http://userweb.kernel.org/~lenb/acpi/utils/pmtools/turbostat/

     e. External links:

     f. Severity (U,H,M,L):

     g. Target Release Date: RHEL 5.7

3. Business Justification: To be able to take advantage of Intel hardware on Dell servers

4. Primary contact at Red Hat, email, phone (chat)
    Marizol Martinez
    +1 919 754 4192

5. Primary contact at Partner, email, phone (chat)
  Narayanan D

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