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SubjectRe: Increasing HZ (patch for HZ > 1000)

> > Every notebook from thinkpad 560X up has produced some kind of
> > cpu-load-related-noise. You'd have to throw out quite a lot of
> > notebooks...
> You're right, I'm probably not the only one. It may be worth at least
> having an option to change HZ to less annoying values. Otherwise there
> are going to be lots of complaints when people try out 2.6 on their
> laptops and hear that noise. On mine, I seriously could not stand the
> noise more than 5 minutes. Not because it was that loud but 1 kHz is
> really annoying.

Okay, we are probably taking other sounds. I can hear cpu-load-related
noise on every notebook from thinkpad 560X -- in a quiet room, and on
some machines its rather hard to notice. You probably have way more
annoying problem.

> > PS: Jean, can you try how high you can get it? You might want to go to
> > 24kHz so that no human can hear it, or to 100kHz to be kind to
> > cats. At ~1MHz you'd be even kind to bats :-), but it is probably
> > impossible to get over 200kHz or so. Still it might be funny
> > experiment.
> For now, my patch only allows up to around 10 kHz. At that frequency, I
> don't hear anything because the noise is not loud enough (ear is much
> more sensitive at 1 kHz). Also, I have around 10% overhead on my
> Pentium-M 1.6 GHz, so I guess it's not for everyone. Extrapolating from
> there, I'd also say that at 100 kHz, it wouldn't do anything but handle
> the interrupts, which is slightly annoying when you want to actually get
> some work done :)

I wonder what happens at 200kHz then; system might detect some lost
ticks and keep running at very slow speed...
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