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SubjectRe: [PATCH] floppy: revert floppy disable halt warning

* H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:

> On 03/27/2012 11:40 PM, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >
> > No objections from me.
> >
> > Please resubmit against latest -tip, we unified the idle
> > routines which likely interacts with that patch.
>
> To the best of my knowledge, no-hlt only existed because of
> flaky power distributions on 386/486 systems which were sold
> to run DOS. Since DOS did no power management of any kind,
> including HLT, the power draw was fairly uniform; when exposed
> to the much higher noise levels you got when Linux used HLT
> caused some of these systems to fail.
>
> They were by far in the minority even back then.

This information should be added to the changelog.

Thanks,

Ingo


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