Test Day:2011-03-24 Power Management

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Power Management

Date 2011-03-24
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Contents

What to test?

Today's instalment of Fedora Test Day will focus on Power Management

Who's available

The following cast of characters will be available for testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion ...

Note: jskarvad will be available during 09:00 - 14:30 (UTC+1) on #fedora-test-day, #fedora-power, #fedora-devel, otherwise he will be on e-mail with non guaranteed response time.

Prerequisite for Test Day

Typing convetions

In the following text commands that needs to be run as root are prefixed by #, e.g.:

# id

means to run id command under the root account. Commands prefixed by $ do not need to be run under the root account.

How to test?

Focus on pm-utils, powertop, tuned. Some test cases are only for laptop users and it is signalled in test case description field. If you do not have laptop just skip them. You can also skip other test cases (e.g. if you do not have enough time). In this case just leave the columns for skipped test cases blank. Please note that your report will be still valuable even if you do not finish all test cases. The procedure:

  • Run test cases bellow.
  • Report results to the result table.

Prepare your system

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If you are using our PM Test Day LiveCD, please skip the following steps, because everything is already prepared for you.
  1. Install the public key (in case you would like to verify the PM Test Day support package, otherwise you can skip this step because the public key will be installed automatically with the PM Test Day support package in the next step):
    # rpm --import http://jskarvad.fedorapeople.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-pm-test-day
  2. Install the PM Test Day support package by:
    • For 64 bit:
      # yum install http://jskarvad.fedorapeople.org/pm-test-day-repo/pm-test-day-1-2.fc15.x86_64.rpm
    • For 32 bit:
      # yum install http://jskarvad.fedorapeople.org/pm-test-day-repo/pm-test-day-1-2.fc15.i686.rpm
    • This procedure will also install the public key which will be then used for verification of packages from the PM Test Day repo.

Finally make sure you have all current updates (and temporal fixes) installed by:

# yum update

Test Cases

Testcase Description Target Approx. time required
pm-suspend Tests suspend / resume via pm-utils. All 2 minutes
pm-hibernate Tests hibernate / resume via pm-utils. All 5 minutes
pm-bugreport Tests pm-utils bug-reporting functionality. All 2 minutes
pm-powersave Tests detection of AC / battery (upower functionality) and pm-powersave reactions to power source changes (pm-utils). Laptops only 2 minutes
Lid close Tests system reaction to lid close. Laptops only 2 minutes
Backlight control Tests LCD backlight control. Laptops only 1 minute
PowerTOP 2.x basic Tests PowerTOP 2.x basic functionality and UI consistency. All 5 minutes
PowerTOP 2.x PE engine Tests PowerTOP 2.x power estimation engine. Laptops only 60 minutes
PowerTOP 2.x suggestions Tests PowerTOP 2.x tunables. All 5 minutes
Tuned basic Tests tuned-adm (tuned) basic functionality. All 5 minutes
Tuned psave idle Measures energy consumption of machine in active idle with tuned laptop-battery-powersave profile. Laptops only 15 minutes
Tuned psave load Measures test duration / energy consumption of machine under load with tuned laptop-battery-powersave profile. All, laptops preferred 5 - 30 minutes
Tuned perf idle Measures energy consumption of machine in active idle with tuned throughput-performance profile. Laptops only 15 minutes
Tuned perf load Measures test duration / energy consumption of machine under load with tuned throughput-performance profile. All, laptops preferred 5 - 30 minutes

Known Bugs

Already fixed

If you update your system from the PM Test Day repo or PM Test Day LiveCD, you shouldn't encounter the following bugs:

  • RHBZ #684854 - It is about missing tab bar in PowerTOP 2.x.
  • RHBZ #663995 - It is about SELinux AVCs during suspend / hibernate.
  • RHBZ #689113 - It is about AVC on EEEPCs when laptop-battery-powersave profile is in use (write access to cpufv).

Currently unfixed

You can still encounter the following bugs:

  • RHBZ #690177 - It is about the tuned profiles switching and tuned starting/restarting - it can take "forever".
    • Currently there is no known workaround, probably something related to the systemd.
  • AC ONLINE / BATTERY OSD notifications are not shown when booted from the LiveCD.
    • It is the LiveCD test case problem, workaround:
      # xhost +; sed -i 's|^#!/bin/bash$|\0\n\nexport DISPLAY=:0|' /usr/bin/pmtd-osd
    • Or substitue xosd command in pmtd_osd by logger command and check your logs instead of OSD.
  • The PM Test Day Live CD doesn't seem to support resume from hibernate using the swap that is located on the LVM.
    • You need to use swap partition outside the LVM or F15 installed on your harddrive.

Test Results

If you have problems with any of the tests, report a bug to Bugzilla usually for the component pm-utils, or powertop, or tuned. If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report or what other information to include, just ask on IRC and we will help you. Once you have completed the tests, add your results to the Results table below, following the example results from the first line as a template. The first column should be your name with a link to your User page in the Wiki if you have one, and the second should be a link to the Smolt profile of the system you tested. For each test case, use the result template to enter your result, as shown in the example result line. bugreport.txt will be generated by test case pm-bugreport, instructions for uploading are included in this test case. The bugreport.txt gives us valuable information about your HW / SW configuration and debug log of your last suspend / hibernate process. If you ran the tuned profile tests, please write the results to the second table.

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Please note there are two tables.
User Smolt
Profile
pm- suspend pm- hibernate pm- bugreport pm- powersave Lid close Backlight control PowerTOP 2.x basic PowerTOP 2.x PE engine PowerTOP 2.x suggest. Tuned basic References
Sample User HW
Pass pass
Pass pass
bugreport
Warning warn
[1]
Pass pass
Warning warn
[2]
Pass pass
Fail fail
[3]
Pass pass
none
Pass pass
  1. Got report but also ncountered RHBZ #54320
  2. Test pass, but also encountered RHBZ #54321
  3. RHBZ #12345
Jan Scotka Thinkpad lenovo T61
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
bugreport
Warning warn
PASS, but with docking station with dualscreen aren't working correctly. Not problem with test or component itself
Fail fail
no differences, when lid closed, after 90 sec nothing happen
Pass pass
Warning warn
in tunables tab, when terminal is smaller than line count isn't able to list records what are out of terminal
Pass pass
no pmtd-pm-* bin aviable
Warning warn
not all of items are changable, USB mouse after autosuspend isn't waked up
Warning warn
switching of profile waiting forever
Albert Pool HW
Pass pass
Pass pass
bugreport
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Fail fail
Pass pass
Fail fail
[1]
  1. Fails to start/stop ktune
pfps

Thinkpad T60p

Pass pass
Pass pass
[1]
Warning warn
[1]
Pass pass
[2]
Pass pass
[3]
Pass pass
Pass pass
Warning warn
[4]
Warning warn
[5]
  1. Battery icon changes correctly, and a notification appears, but the "BATTERY"/"AC LINE" doesn't appear.
  2. Now how can I get lid-close to *not* suspend?
  3. The brightness-change OSD is *ugly*!
  4. Can change everything except "Wireless Power Saving for interface wlan0. This may be a well-known issue.
  5. RHBZ #690194 - Probably what Albertpool is seeing
Tao Wu HW
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
bugreport
Pass pass
Pass pass
Fail fail
[1]
  1. Fails to stop ktune RHBZ #690177
Radek Vokal Dell d620 with NVidia
Pass pass
Pass pass
bugreport
Pass pass
[1]
Pass pass
[2]
Pass pass
Warning warn
[3]
Pass pass
Fail fail
[4]
  1. The ACLINE popup doesn't show up
  2. got SELinux AVC denial on /usr/sbin/wpa_suplicant. RHBZ #684415
  3. in standard 80 column terminal Tunables tab name doesn't show up correctly. Also I'm missing peak numbers in red like in powertop 1.0
  4. takes forever (~5min) to start/stop ktune
Jan Vcelak Dell Latitude E6510 in progress  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
SrinivasG [Dell PowerEdge R710]
Fail fail
[2]
Warning warn
Pass, but network links were down after system resumed from Hibernation
Pass pass
[3]
 ?  ?  ?
Fail fail
[4]
 ?
Pass pass
 ?
klic [5]
Pass pass
Fail fail
Kernel panic, see RHBZ 603897
Pass pass
[6]
Fail fail
nothing happened, also test command was not executed
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Warning warn
while deactivating profile, ktuned could not be stopped
Honza Horak T510
Pass pass
Pass pass
none
Pass pass
Warning warn
[1]
Pass pass
Warning warn
[2]
Pass pass
Pass pass
Fail fail
[3]
  1. Works when on battery, but fails when on docking station (it does nothing when lid is closed and it switches monitor resolution when lid is opened)
  2. in tunables tab, when terminal is smaller than line count isn't able to list records what are out of terminal
  3. RHBZ #690177
Jan Görig HW
Fail fail
[1]
Pass pass
Pass pass
[7]
none
none
none
Warning warn
[2]
none
Pass pass
Fail fail
[8]
  1. suspend works but system is non-responding on wake up
  2. in tunables tab, when terminal is smaller than line count isn't able to list records what are out of terminal
Jared Smith Lenovo Thinkpad T510
Pass pass
none
Not enough swap
Pass pass
File:Pm-test-day-20110324-pub 8220e84e-362c-4148-8f4c-de0bec177025.txt
Pass pass
none
none
none
none
none
none
Michal Nowak Lenovo Thinkpad T510
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Warning warn
tuned takes a long time to terminate
Michael Dempsey HP Compaq 6910p
Pass pass
Pass pass
bugreport
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Warning warn
tuned terminates after a long while
Dan Scott Lenovo T400
Pass pass
Fail fail
[1]
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
  1. hibernate was fine, but resume resulted in a kernel panic. mem = 3054624, swap = 5119996, so perhaps a factor?
Gianluca Sforna Toshiba Tecra S5
Pass pass
Pass pass
bugreport
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Łukasz Wojniłowicz Acer Aspire 5930G
Pass pass
Fail fail
[1]
bugreport
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
[2]
Fail fail
[3]
  1. RHBZ #690601
  2. When I set "SATA link pm[...]" , "NMI watchdog[...]" , "VM writeback timeout" , "Audio codec pm" to Good, exit powertop and start it again then I cannot revert mentioned Tunables to Bad
  3. RHBZ #690194 - Probably what Albertpool is seeing
Wolfgang Pirker HW
Fail fail
[1]
Pass pass
bugreport
Pass pass
Pass pass
[2]
Pass pass
Warning warn
[3]
  1. After wake-up a black screen with cursor appeared
  2. message "Cannot load from file /var/.../saved_parameters.powertab" appeared after exit
  3. after switching to throughput-performance profile ktune didn't start or stop correctly, first 2 tested profiles worked
Iván Dell mini 1012
Warning warn
[1]
Warning warn
[2]
Warning warn
[3]
Pass pass
Fail fail
[4]
Pass pass
Pass pass
Fail fail
[5]
  1. RHBZ #663993
  2. RHBZ #684415
  3. RHBZ #684415
  4. RHBZ #684854
  5. RHBZ #690177


If you ran the tuned profile tests, please write these results to the table bellow.

User Tuned psave idle Tuned psave load Tuned perf idle Tuned perf load References
Sample User E:2300 mWh T:320 / E:3000 mWh E:2200 T:300 / E:3200 mWh
Warning warn
[1]
  1. Got results but also encountered RHBZ #54322
Jan Scotka
Albert Pool
Fail fail
Fail fail
Fail fail
Fail fail
Tuned was able to set a profile once, but after that the ktune service refused to start/stop
pfps E:4640 mWh T:2693.01 / E:19430 mWh E:4800 mWh T:2908.44 / E:21400 mWh
Radek Vokal
Pass pass
E:409 mAh
Pass pass
T:347.79 / E:304 mAh
Pass pass
E:442 mAh
none
klic
Fail fail
script looked for BAT0, system says BAT1
Fail fail
Fail fail
Fail fail