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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] dynamic tick patch
    On Tue, 18 Jan 2005, Tony Lindgren wrote:

    > Hi all,
    >
    > Attached is the dynamic tick patch for x86 to play with
    > as I promised in few threads earlier on this list.[1][2]
    >
    > The dynamic tick patch does following:
    >
    > - Separates timer interrupts from updating system time
    >
    > - Allows updating time from other interrupts in addition
    > to timer interrupt
    >
    > - Makes timer tick dynamic
    >
    > - Allows power management modules to take advantage of the
    > idle time inbetween skipped ticks
    >
    > - Might help with the whistling caps?

    This doesn't seem to cover the local APIC timer, what do you do about the
    1kHz tick which it's programmed to do?
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