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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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