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SubjectRe: is it a timer bug?
On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 15:07:17 +0800
"Shi, Alex" <alex.shi@intel.com> wrote:

> I notice the timer interrupts is quit high on the 2.6.28-rc8 kernel
> in my Nehalem machine. A, 180+/second timer interrupts in my Nehalem
> machine with tickless enable. B, the timer interrupts reduce to
> 10-/second with tickless and highres enable. On 2.6.27 kernel, the
> timer interrupts can keep low with tickless kernel whenever the
> highres feature is enable or not. So it is timer bug on my machine?
>

Hi,

can you give us the powertop output of these production Core i7
machines? That is the most likely way to get a clue about what is going
on...

Greetings,
Arjan van de Ven

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