Phone: Galaxy Ace 3 gt-s7272, android 4.2.2 (rooted)

Available CPU governors: Interactive, Conservative, Ondemand, Powersave, Performance

Available frequencies: 999999, 666666, 499999, 312000

Number of Cores: 2

My question is since CPU governors are responsible for change and adjustment of frequency based on the workload, What will happen if we lock the maximum and the minimum frequencies the same? Say we set Max: 312000 and Min:312000; So does type of governor has any effect in this situation?

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This depends on the kernel, CPU and governor of your device. If you lock your minimum and maximum frequencies to the same value, only hot plugging really affects your CPU:

  • On multi core CPUs: Yes, the governor has an effect, because different hot plugging behaviors may pause CPU cores at different situations (be faster with it or wait longer).

  • On single core CPUs: Unless deep sleep is not prevented, no, because the CPU can't access any other state.

So in your situation: Yes, it will have an effect as long as hot plugging is supported by your kernel and CPU.


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