StabilityTester for Pinebook
check-pinebook-cpufreq.sh script bases on community's work to test through various dvfs operation points on H5 devices. The purpose is to test through 1200, 1248 and 1296 MHz maximum cpufreq on Pinebook since if at least 20 different PB users report that their Pinebooks survive running this test at 1248 MHz we could enable 1.2GHz max cpufreq on Pinebook.
The scripts needs to install a modified
sun50i-a64-pine64-pinebook.dtb which requires an (automated) reboot. To revert changes simply do later a
mv /boot/pine64/sun50i-a64-pine64-pinebook.dtb.bak /boot/pine64/sun50i-a64-pine64-pinebook.dtb and reboot again. After first reboot execution looks like:
root@pinebook:~# /home/ubuntu/check-pinebook-cpufreq.sh Testing frequency 1152000 Cooling down: 30CPU Freq: 1152000 CPU Core: 1300000 Testing frequency 1200000 Cooling down: 30CPU Freq: 1200000 CPU Core: 1300000 Testing frequency 1248000 Cooling down: 30CPU Freq: 1248000 CPU Core: 1300000 Testing frequency 1296000 Cooling down: 30CPU Freq: 1296000 CPU Core: 1300000 Done testing stability: Frequency: 1152000 Voltage: 1300000 Success: 1 Result: 0.0048034 Frequency: 1200000 Voltage: 1300000 Success: 1 Result: 0.0048034 Frequency: 1248000 Voltage: 1300000 Success: 1 Result: 0.0048034 Frequency: 1296000 Voltage: 1300000 Success: 0 Result: 11793685593.4324627
That means no throttling occured (otherwise results are marked invalid) and tests with both 1200 and 1248 MHz succeeded while with 1296 MHz already data corruption due to A64 SoC being undervolted occured (you can check logs in
Please note that the script requires an idle CPU temperature of below 30°C. My Pinebook was sitting in my fridge (surprisingly good Wi-Fi receiption!) with an ice pack below the CPU board. With an ambient temperature of above 20°C SoC temperature will be around 40°C and then test execution is tampered by throttling. It's also highly recommended to run this test on battery since when the PB is charged temperatures increase a lot which also affects throttling jumping in more early.