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SubjectRe: [PATCH 06/13] writeback: bdi write bandwidth estimation
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On Wed, 2010-11-17 at 15:08 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:27:26 +0800
> Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com> wrote:
>
> > + w = min(elapsed / (HZ/100), 128UL);
>
> I did try setting HZ=10 many years ago, and the kernel blew up.
>
> I do recall hearing of people who set HZ very low, perhaps because
> their huge machines were seeing performance prolems when the timer tick
> went off. Probably there's no need to do that any more.
>
> But still, we shouldn't hard-wire the (HZ >= 100) assumption if we
> don't absolutely need to, and I don't think it is absolutely needed
> here.

People who do cpu bring-up on very slow FPGAs also lower HZ as far as
possible.


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