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    SubjectRe: various laptop nagles - any suggestions? (note: 2.6.19-rc2-mm1 but applies to multiple kernels)
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    On Fri, 2006-10-20 at 11:26 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > On Fri, 20 Oct 2006 20:13:54 +0200
    > Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> 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".

    tglx


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