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SubjectRe: [PATCH 06/13] writeback: bdi write bandwidth estimation
On Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:27:26 +0800
Wu Fengguang <> wrote:

> + w = min(elapsed / (HZ/100), 128UL);

I did try setting HZ=10 many years ago, and the kernel blew up.

I do recall hearing of people who set HZ very low, perhaps because
their huge machines were seeing performance prolems when the timer tick
went off. Probably there's no need to do that any more.

But still, we shouldn't hard-wire the (HZ >= 100) assumption if we
don't absolutely need to, and I don't think it is absolutely needed

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