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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.21
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On Thursday 26 April 2007, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> If the goal for 2.6.20 was to be a stable release (and it was), the goal
> for 2.6.21 is to have just survived the big timer-related changes and some
> of the other surprises (just as an example: we were apparently unlucky
> enough to hit what looks like a previously unknown hardware errata in one
> of the ethernet drivers that got updated etc).
>
> So it's been over two and a half months, and while it's certainly not the
> longest release cycle ever, it still dragged out a bit longer than I'd
> have hoped for and it should have. As usual, I'd like to thank Adrian (and
> the people who jumped on the entries Adrian had) for keeping everybody on
> their toes with the regression list - there's a few entries there still,
> but it got to the point where we didn't even know if they were real
> regressions, and delaying things further just wasn't going to help.

I've just compiled 2.6.21, seems to run fine, in tickless mode, on a Dell
D610.

Is there any way to check how many timer ticks are firing, except for
monitoring /proc/interrupts?

Thanks for all the hard work!

Jan

--
She has an alarm clock and a phone that don't ring -- they applaud.
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