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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] dynamic tick patch
    Hi!

    > As this patch is related to the VST/High-Res timers, there
    > are probably various things that can be merged. I have not
    > yet looked at what all could be merged.
    >
    > I'd appreciate some comments and testing!

    Good news is that it does seem to reduce number of interrupts. Bad
    news is that time now runs faster (like "sleep 10" finishes in ~5
    seconds) and that I could not measure any difference in power
    consumption.

    Pavel

    root@amd:~# date; cat /proc/interrupts ; sleep 10; date; cat
    /proc/interrupts
    Wed Jan 19 12:30:46 CET 2005
    CPU0
    0: 18136 IO-APIC-edge timer
    1: 557 IO-APIC-edge i8042
    10: 148 IO-APIC-level acpi
    12: 69 IO-APIC-edge i8042
    14: 1587 IO-APIC-edge ide0
    15: 14 IO-APIC-edge ide1
    17: 1 IO-APIC-level yenta
    19: 2 IO-APIC-level ohci1394
    21: 0 IO-APIC-level ehci_hcd, uhci_hcd, uhci_hcd, uhci_hcd
    22: 0 IO-APIC-level VIA8233
    23: 0 IO-APIC-level eth0
    NMI: 0
    LOC: 20924
    ERR: 0
    MIS: 0
    Wed Jan 19 12:30:56 CET 2005
    CPU0
    0: 18253 IO-APIC-edge timer
    1: 558 IO-APIC-edge i8042
    10: 148 IO-APIC-level acpi
    12: 69 IO-APIC-edge i8042
    14: 1587 IO-APIC-edge ide0
    15: 14 IO-APIC-edge ide1
    17: 1 IO-APIC-level yenta
    19: 2 IO-APIC-level ohci1394
    21: 0 IO-APIC-level ehci_hcd, uhci_hcd, uhci_hcd, uhci_hcd
    22: 0 IO-APIC-level VIA8233
    23: 0 IO-APIC-level eth0
    NMI: 0
    LOC: 21062
    ERR: 0
    MIS: 0
    root@amd:~#

    (But it really took somewhere around 5 seconds).
    Pavel
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