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Old 09-14-2012, 07:30 AM   #1
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LXer: Intel Shafting Linux Users With Clover Trail: No Support

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While Intel can be loved for consistently supporting their in-house products under Linux, and their Open-Source Technology Center (OTC) makes great strides at improving Linux from open-source contributions to the Mesa graphics stack to doing all sorts of kernel-level work along with major contributions to WebKit, Tizen, Wayland, and other key open-source components, they have a new blemish. It appears Intel won't be supporting their forthcoming Atom "Clover Trail" hardware under Linux...

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Intel went to great lengths to highlight the new P-states and C-states in which it can completely shut down the clock of a core. The firm said the operating system needs to provide "hints" to the processor in order to make use of power states and it seems likely that such hints are presently not provided by the Linux kernel in order to properly make use of Clover Trail.

I don't buy tablets, so I don't really care, but usually Intel supports their hardware on Linux to a good extent, like the article mentions. It is unfortunate that they will not support it, but maybe they will change their mind as the kernel evolves or maybe this Clover Trail will just fail, like the article predicts.


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