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

From: Mikael Pettersson
Date: Thu Nov 06 2003 - 10:46:58 EST

Niklas Vainio writes:
> 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

Glad to hear it helped. Thanks for the feedback.

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