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    SubjectRe: [PATCH -rt DO NOT APPLY] Fix for tg3 networking lockup
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    From: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
    Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 01:34:56 -0400 (EDT)

    > My suggestion would be to separate that tg3_timer into 4 different
    > timers, which is what it actually looks like.

    Timers have non-trivial cost. It's cheaper to have one and
    vector off to the necessary operations each tick internalls.

    That's why it's implemented as one timer.
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