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authorDavid Hunt <david.hunt@intel.com>2018-01-31 12:29:46 +0000
committerThomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>2018-02-06 22:29:26 +0100
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doc: add hyperthreading note to power library guide
Signed-off-by: David Hunt <david.hunt@intel.com> Acked-by: Marko Kovacevic <marko.kovacevic@intel.com>
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@@ -97,6 +97,14 @@ basis. This is achieved by enabling Turbo Boost Technology in the BIOS, then
looping through the relevant cores and enabling/disabling Turbo Boost on each
core.
+Use of Power Library in a Hyper-Threaded Environment
+----------------------------------------------------
+
+In the case where the power library is in use on a system with Hyper-Threading enabled,
+the frequency on the physical core is set to the highest frequency of the Hyper-Thread siblings.
+So even though an application may request a scale down, the core frequency will
+remain at the highest frequency until all Hyper-Threads on that core request a scale down.
+
API Overview of the Power Library
---------------------------------