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SubjectRe: Dynamic tick for 2.6.14 - what's the plan?
On Tuesday 30 August 2005 13:31, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> >
> > Same issue, it's waiting on dynticks before being reworked.
> Also one more minor issue; Dyntick can cause slow boots with dyntick
> enabled from boot because the there's not much in the timer queue
> until init.
> This probably does not show up much on x86 though because of the
> short hardware timers.

You could disable it until jiffies >= 0; this covers the boot criteria and
still allows for moderate savings post boot (though maybe on embedded systems
the delay is too long?).


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