I brought that same thing up a few months ago, but I don't think Michael cares about people breaking the forum rules.
In my point of view Bridgman insult and hurt Linux and Open-source users many times and if you stand up against this you break a Linux forum rule?
He has earned my contempt hard.
I plead on: guilty for myself for hating Bridgman!
there once was a time in the past I thought a "AMD-open-source-linux-manager" is for open source and linux ... but i was naive.
naive because his work is to keep Linux small and insignificant his job is to keep the costs "low" to make sure catalyst and 3D workstation can spend more money on Closed-Source and "Windows" and DRM and stuff like that.
Hmm, that doesn't sound right. There should be significant differences between profiles.
There are some systems where the vendors only added a single power setting in the VBIOS (which means more complex code is needed in the kernel driver) but I didn't think we had those with HD3200. Might ask you to file a bugzilla ticket with a VBIOS dump, will see what agd5f suggests.
Power management doesn't seem to be one of those areas that community developers work in for fun (as libv pointed out recently) so we might have to go back and give that code another kick.
I don't think thats fair at all, the problem is the hw is capable of doing much more, so if I spent 2-3 months making dynpm better, it would all be thrown away when we actually get to what the hw can do. The fact I know what the hw can do means I've no incentive to work on half-assed approaches just because AMD don't want to tell anyone that their pm hw works nearly exactly like the nvidia pm hw.