Linux 4.8 and Skylake (Dell XPS 9550)

I’ve had a Dell XPS 9550 since around February. It’s a fantastic laptop but there definitely have been teething pains with the Skylake processor and Linux, specifically related to power management.

Today I installed Linux kernel 4.8-rc5 and got a nice surprise vs 4.7.2 which I was running.






That’s quite a bit better than observed with 4.7.2 and far, far better than 4.5.X when I first got the laptop.

2 replies on “Linux 4.8 and Skylake (Dell XPS 9550)”

Could you please be so kind specify your kernel options and oter power management relevant parameters ?

Fedora 24 with 4.8 kernel from the rawhide, nodebug repository.

I think I had tuned running at that point using the laptop powersave profile.

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