I'm looking at the fidvid code while trying to make it work
for more revisions and so on, and I don't understand its logic.
at src/cpu/amd/model_10xxx/fidvid.c line 260 (in prep_fid_change()) it
tests F3xA0 to tell whether it's in a dual power plane
But according to BKDG :
CofVidProg: COF and VID of P-states programmed. Read-only. 1=Out
of cold reset, the VID and FID values of the P-state register
specified by MSRC001_0071[StartupPstate] have been applied to the
processor.0=Out of cold reset, the boot VID is applied to all
processor power planes, the NB clock plane is set to 800 MHz
(with a FID of 00h=800 MHz and a DID of 0b) and core CPU clock
planes are set to 800 MHz (with a FID of 00h=1.6 GHz and a DID of
1h). This affects F3xD4[NbFidEn]. Registers containing P-state
information such as FID, DID, and VID values are valid out of
cold reset independent of the state of F3xA0[CofVidProg]. BIOS
must transition the processor to a valid P-state out of cold
reset when F3xA0[CofVidProg]=0. See 184.108.40.206 [BIOS Requirements
for P-State Initializa- tion and Transitions].
Does the fact that the CPU has booted into a P-state VID or a boot VID
warrant that the system is dual plane or single plane ?
The name of the constant does not match any field I've found in the docs,
and just 15 lines before it's setting all writeable bits in F3xA0 to 1s in a
strange way (for PVI) which make me suspect this part of the code.
There's a somewhat related bit in F3x1FC.
DualPlaneOnly. Revision B: Reserved. Revision C:
Read-only. Reset: value varies by product. Spec- ifies the
infrastructure that supports the processor. 0=The processor is
supported by both the single- and dual-plane
infrastructures. 1=The processor is only supported by the
dual-plane infrastructure. See 220.127.116.11 [BIOS Configuration for
Dual-plane Only Support].
Which I would understand as saying that if I find an 1 there
I know I'm in double plane, and if I find an 0 I don't know anything.
So, the question is:
a) should I use F3xA0 to tell I'm in single or double plane or
b) should I have a mainboard defined constant, and maybe check
its value against F3x1FC and give a warning if constant says single
plane and F3x1FC=1 , or
c) is there some input to the processor I can read to tell if I'm in
single or double plane without putting the info in the code ?
I'm assuming b, but what do you think ?
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