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    SubjectRe: [STATUS 2.5] July 10, 2002
    On Wed, 2002-07-10 at 13:20, Cort Dougan wrote:

    > Why was the rate incremented to maintain interactive performance? Wasn't
    > that the whole idea of the pre-empt work? Does the burden of pre-empt
    > actually require this?

    I did not say it was increased to improve interactivity response - and
    it certainly has little or nothing to do with kernel preemption being

    I suspect a big benefit would be poll/select performance. I think this
    is why RedHat increased HZ in their kernels.

    You would have to ask Linus exactly what his intentions were.

    > It seems that the added inefficiency of these extra interrupts is going to
    > drag performance down.

    Robert Love

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