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SubjectRe: various laptop nagles - any suggestions? (note: 2.6.19-rc2-mm1 but applies to multiple kernels)
On Fri, 2006-10-20 at 11:26 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Oct 2006 20:13:54 +0200
> Thomas Gleixner <> wrote:
> > > Also, NO_HZ breaks my laptop (and presumably quite a few others) quite
> > > horridly, which means nobody can ship the feature. Some runtime
> > > turn-it-off work needs to be done there.
> >
> > We can make a commandline switch as for highres. Is that sufficient ?
> I doubt it.
> I don't know how many machines will be affected by this, but I'd expect
> it's quite a few - the Vaio has a less-than-one-year-old Intel CPU in it.
> I'd expect that if a distro were to enable NO_HZ, they'd have a large
> number of unhappy users whose machines run like crap, some of whom would
> find out that they need to add some funny dont-run-like-crap option and
> some of whom would, after wasting considerable amounts of time, just give
> up and use windows or RH5.2 or something.
> IOW, it would be vastly better to make it simply work out-of-the-box.

Sorry, I misinterpreted the "runtime turn-it-off work".


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