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  • Linux 5.6 Adds New CPU Cooling Mechanism With Generic Idle Cooling Driver

    Phoronix: Linux 5.6 Adds New CPU Cooling Mechanism With Generic Idle Cooling Driver

    The new "cpuidle_cooling" thermal driver in Linux 5.6 is similar to Intel's PowerClamp driver and RAPL framework but is generic for working across CPUs/architectures as an idle cooling driver to cool down CPUs/SoCs by injecting idle cycles at run-time...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-CPU-Cool-Idle

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    So basically, it's a software thermal throttling, without actually lowering clock speeds?

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      Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
      So basically, it's a software thermal throttling, without actually lowering clock speeds?
      Yep. For those that have flawed cooling/clocking designs as well as broken throttling.

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