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    Linus Torvalds writes:

    > Right now the x86 timer frequency is set to 1kHz, but that's just another
    > random number. It could be a config option if people really care, but I'd
    > rather just have people argue for or against specific internal frequencies
    > and we'll find something most people are happy with. It's easy to change
    > without user space even noticing now.

    You could go by the CPU choice that already exists:

    386 --> 100
    486 --> 200
    Pentium --> 400
    PPro --> 800
    P-III,P4 --> 1600
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