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SubjectRe: [PATCH] no-idle-hz aka dynamic ticks
* Russell King <rmk+lkml@arm.linux.org.uk> [050803 00:59]:
> On Tue, Aug 02, 2005 at 10:25:26PM +1000, Con Kolivas wrote:
> > As promised, here is an updated patch for the newly released 2.6.13-rc5.
> > Boots and runs fine on P4HT (SMP+SMT kernel) built with gcc 4.0.1.
>
> Please note that ARM already has dyn-tick merged in mainline. If
> we're going to be adding dyn-tick for x86, please do it in a way
> that we don't create another goddamned awful mess like we did for
> the ARM IRQ stuff.

I agree, and will be working on that :)

> I notice that this version does some things in a different way to
> the ARM version - for instance, it doesn't pass the "number of
> jiffies to skip" to the arch reprogram function.

I've been meaning to update the x86 stuff with the changes we did for
ARM as soon as I have some time.

Tony
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