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SubjectRe: [PATCH] i386: Selectable Frequency of the Timer Interrupt
On Thu, 2005-07-14 at 16:25 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jul 2005, Lee Revell wrote:
> > This thread has really gone OT, but to revisit the original issue for a
> > bit, are you still unwilling to consider leaving the default HZ at 1000
> > for 2.6.13?
> Yes. I see absolutely no point to it until I actually hear people who have
> actually tried some real load that doesn't work. Dammit, I want a real
> user who says that he can noticeable see his DVD stuttering, not some
> theory.

Well, on the plus side, this will probably drive the development of a
mergeable variable tick solution, as I can't imagine the distros will
want to have to ship a separate HZ=1000 kernel for multimedia use.


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