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SubjectRe: + paravirt-vmi-timer-patches.patch added to -mm tree
Daniel Walker wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-12-15 at 14:27 -0800, akpm@osdl.org wrote:
>
>> +
>> +config NO_IDLE_HZ
>> + bool
>> + depends on PARAVIRT
>> + default y
>> + help
>> + Switches the regular HZ timer off when the system is going
>> idle.
>> + This helps a hypervisor detect that the Linux system is
>> idle,
>> + reducing the overhead of idle systems.
>>
>
>
> There is already a dynamic tick (NO_HZ) system in the -mm tree .. Given
> that this implementation seems unnecessary. Why do you need another
> different system to do this?
>

We don't. This was written before the dynamic tick code, and now they
need to be merged. Until then, they can safely coexist.

Zach

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