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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] floppy: revert floppy disable halt warning

    * H. Peter Anvin <> wrote:

    > On 03/27/2012 11:40 PM, Ingo Molnar wrote:
    > >
    > > No objections from me.
    > >
    > > Please resubmit against latest -tip, we unified the idle
    > > routines which likely interacts with that patch.
    > To the best of my knowledge, no-hlt only existed because of
    > flaky power distributions on 386/486 systems which were sold
    > to run DOS. Since DOS did no power management of any kind,
    > including HLT, the power draw was fairly uniform; when exposed
    > to the much higher noise levels you got when Linux used HLT
    > caused some of these systems to fail.
    > They were by far in the minority even back then.

    This information should be added to the changelog.



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