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    SubjectRe: Power consumption HZ100, HZ250, HZ1000: new numbers
    Hi!

    > >In the end, Linus will decide this anyway. I can understand that you
    > >don't want to change your application. Help developing the dynamic
    > >tick patch, and maybe you won't have to =)
    >
    > From what I can tell, tick skipping works fine right now, it just needs
    > some cleanup. Thus I'd expect something like it will get integrated
    > into 2.6.14. If it gets in, the default HZ should go back up to 1000.
    > In that case why decrease it for exactly one patchlevel?
    >
    > As an app programmer, it'd be nice not to have to support 2.6.13
    > differently from 2.6.(x!=13). For my app, busy waiting means a ~12%
    > load increase for 2.6.13 compared to (probably) all other 2.6 kernel
    > versions. That's certainly violating the principle of least surprise.
    > Up to now, it was easy enough to tell people "upgrade from 2.4.x and
    > it'll work better". Now it gets more complicated.

    BTW I think many architectures have HZ=100 even in 2.6, so it is not
    as siple as "go 2.6"...
    Pavel

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