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SubjectRe: [PATCH] dynamic tick patch
* Pavel Machek <pavel@suse.cz> [050119 03:32]:
> Hi!
>
> > As this patch is related to the VST/High-Res timers, there
> > are probably various things that can be merged. I have not
> > yet looked at what all could be merged.
> >
> > I'd appreciate some comments and testing!
>
> Good news is that it does seem to reduce number of interrupts. Bad
> news is that time now runs faster (like "sleep 10" finishes in ~5
> seconds) and that I could not measure any difference in power
> consumption.

Thanks for trying it out. I have quite accurate time here on my
systems, and sleep works as it should. I wonder what's happening on
your system? If you have a chance, could you please post the results
from following simple tests?

Regards,

Tony

# dmesg | grep -i time
Using tsc for high-res timesource
dyn-tick: Registering dynamic tick timer
per-CPU timeslice cutoff: 731.77 usecs.
task migration cache decay timeout: 1 msecs.
..TIMER: vector=0x31 pin1=2 pin2=-1
Machine check exception polling timer started.
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12
dyn-tick: Enabling dynamic tick timer
dyn-tick: Timer using dynamic tick
# for i in 1 2 3 4 5; do ntpdate -b rinkeli && sleep 10; done
19 Jan 17:03:16 ntpdate[937]: step time server 192.168.100.254 offset -0.002639 sec
19 Jan 17:03:26 ntpdate[941]: step time server 192.168.100.254 offset -0.000374 sec
19 Jan 17:03:36 ntpdate[945]: step time server 192.168.100.254 offset -0.000100 sec
19 Jan 17:03:47 ntpdate[949]: step time server 192.168.100.254 offset -0.000530 sec
19 Jan 17:03:57 ntpdate[953]: step time server 192.168.100.254 offset -0.000841 sec

# date && sleep 10 && date
Wed Jan 19 17:05:35 UTC 2005
Wed Jan 19 17:05:45 UTC 2005

# while [ 1 ]; do date; done | uniq
Wed Jan 19 17:06:14 UTC 2005
Wed Jan 19 17:06:15 UTC 2005
Wed Jan 19 17:06:16 UTC 2005
Wed Jan 19 17:06:17 UTC 2005
...
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