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SubjectRe: [PATCH] dynamic tick patch
* Pavel Machek <pavel@suse.cz> [050119 14:06]:
> 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?
>
> On patched 2.6.11-rc1:
>
> [Heh, clock is two times too fast, perhaps that makes ntpdate fail? -- yes.
>
> root@amd:~# dmesg | grep -i time; for i in 1 2 3 4 5; do ntpdate -b tak.cesnet.cz && sleep 10; done ; date && sleep 10 && date; while [ 1 ]; do date; done | uniq
> PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:11.5 to 64
> dyn-tick: Enabling dynamic tick timer
> dyn-tick: Timer using dynamic tick

Thanks. Looks like you're running on PIT only, I guess my patch
currently breaks PIT (and possibly HPET) No dmesg message for "
"Using XXX for high-res timesource".

Tony
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