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    SubjectRe: Why HZ on i386 is 100 ?
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    On Tue, 2002-04-16 at 20:49, David Mosberger wrote:

    > But since it's popular, I did measure it quickly on a relatively
    > slow (old) Itanium box: with 100Hz, the kernel compile was about
    > 0.6% faster than with 1024Hz (2.4.18 UP kernel).

    One question I have always had is why 1024 and not 1000 ?

    Because that is what Alpha does? It seems to me there is no reason for
    a power-of-two timer value, and using 1024 vs 1000 just makes the math
    and rounding more difficult.

    Robert Love


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