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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] i386: Selectable Frequency of the Timer Interrupt
    Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:

    >On Thu, 2005-07-14 at 16:49, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    >
    >
    >>On Thu, 14 Jul 2005, Lee Revell wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>And I'm incredibly frustrated by this insistence on hard data when it's
    >>>completely obvious to anyone who knows the first thing about MIDI that
    >>>HZ=250 will fail in situations where HZ=1000 succeeds.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>Ok, guys. How many people have this MIDI thing? How many of you can't be
    >>bothered to set the default to suit your usage?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>It's straight from the MIDI spec. Your argument is pretty close to "the
    >>>MIDI spec is wrong, no one can hear the difference between 1ms and 4ms".
    >>>
    >>>
    >>No.
    >>
    >>YOUR argument is "nobody else matters, only I do".
    >>
    >>MY argument is that this is a case of give and take.
    >>
    >>
    >
    >Take from "few" multimedia users, give to "many" laptop users. Where
    >"few" and "many" are not very well defined quantities, but obviously
    >"many" > "few" :-)
    >
    Of course that assumes that these are not the same users, which clearly
    isn't true in all cases.

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    bill davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
    CTO TMR Associates, Inc
    Doing interesting things with small computers since 1979

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