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SubjectRe: Kswapd future (was: Re: new kmod.c - debuggers and testers needed)
On Wed, 15 Apr 1998, Pavel Machek wrote:

> > Yes there is... We could reprogram the idle task to do some
> > special task instead of idling.
>
> It would increase power consumption and heat of some laptops. (Note
> that they are laptops you can not hold in your hand if running at the
> full tilt.)

The idle process can execute hlt() when it doesn't have
anything to do...

Rik.
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