Linked by Mike on Fri 11th Nov 2011 18:40 UTC
Linux "At long last, it looks like there is an adequate solution to the Active State Power Management (ASPM) problem in the Linux kernel , a.k.a. the well-known and wide-spread power regression in the Linux 2.6.38 kernel, which has been causing many laptops to go through significantly more power than they should. This is not another workaround, but rather a behavioral change in the kernel to better decide when the PCI Express ASPM support should be toggled."
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RE: Gigabyte's response
by Kivada on Sat 12th Nov 2011 09:01 UTC in reply to "Gigabyte's response"
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Not this shit again... As usual Michael Larabel didn't do due diligence and went directly for the sensationalist bullshit "article". If you actually have read what he posted it's plainly obvious he got bottom level script reading cubicle critter probably working in Mumbai that has no clue what he's talking about because it's not in the script.

Had he followed through with requesting a higher level tech or manager or asked one of the Intel or AMD OSS devs or media staff to see if they can hook him up with the relevant contact info we'd have actually gotten a useful bit of information instead of yet another reason to hate Phoronix as the blight on the Open Source community that Michael Larabel has made it...

Gigabyte is one of the biggest backers of the Coreboot(Formerly LinuxBIOS) but like EVERY mobo manufacturer out there never expressly states anything other then the current version of Windows as being supported, for anything else you are on your own, which is usually fine on the desktop since it's pretty easy to find out what all is on the board and look up if it has OSS drivers so everything from Haiku to Plan9 will boot. Mobile is still another story entirely and things are always a little sketchy if you don't get something from from Zareason or System76.

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