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SubjectRe: 2.6.20-rc6-mm3

* Daniel Walker <> wrote:

> On Tue, 2007-02-06 at 23:56 +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > changing the current 'timer' entry (which is line 2 of /proc/interrupts)
> > to be 'listed as lapic-timer' and to 'replace it with the count from
> > LOC' is faking a count in a line where nothing like that should be.
> This point is getting irrelevant ..

it is very much relevant: faking a count is something we /dont/ want to
do with /proc/interrupts, for (very) basic compatibility, simplicity and
policy reasons. And that is precisely what your suggestion was to
'solve' this supposed 'problem' - so it's very much relevant.

> > the kernel simply displays reality: IRQ#0 isnt increasing because
> > it's not used, and LOC (local apic timers) is increasing.
> What about the statistics for the other interrupts in the system ? It
> clearly doesn't list all interrupts in the system .

what is your point?

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