Re: [RFC][PATCH][2.6] CONFIG_HZ for x86

From: Niklas Vainio
Date: Thu Nov 06 2003 - 10:33:54 EST

Mikael Pettersson:
>This patch adds a CONFIG_HZ option to x86, allowing the kernel-
>internal HZ to be reduced from 1000 to 512 or 100. This solves
>lost timer interrupt problems on really old machines like my 486.
>According to Alan Cox, HZ==1000 is also harmful on some laptops
>(presumably due to long SMI windows), so this patch should be
>useful for those too.

I'm not sure if I had the same problem, but my system clock wasn't
staying in time. This patch solved the problem. This is a Pentium III
desktop machine so it looks like other machines are affected too.

- Nikke
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