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SubjectRe: [PATCH] i386 No-Idle-Hz aka Dynamic-Ticks 3
On Fri, 5 Aug 2005 08:12 am, Marc Ballarin wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Aug 2005 15:59:24 +1000
> Con Kolivas <> wrote:
> > This is the dynamic ticks patch for i386 as written by Tony Lindgen
> > <> and Tuukka Tikkanen <>.
> > Patch for 2.6.13-rc5
> One issue (tested the -rc4 Version on -mm):
> - on interrupt flood (ping -f) HZ goes down to 0-4 HZ.
> This matches "ticks to skip" below. Coincidence?
> - ping -f complains:
> .Warning: time of day goes back (-304us), taking countermeasures.
> ...
> .Warning: time of day goes back (-33us), taking countermeasures.
> Yet, system time _seems_ to be kept correctly.

Interesting... It almost seems like if you throw enough interrupts at it the
next_timer_interrupt function gets confused. I wonder if S390 and ARM are
seeing this at all since (it seems to me) they use that function?

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