Re: No 100 HZ timer !

From: george anzinger (
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 20:08:18 EST

I have just posted a patch on sourceforge:

to the 2.4.7 kernel with both ticked and tick less options, switch able
at any time via a /proc interface. The system is instrumented with
Andrew Mortons time pegs with a couple of enhancements so you can easily
see your clock/ timer overhead (thanks Andrew).

Please take a look at this system and let me know if a tick less system
is worth further effort.

The testing I have done seems to indicate a lower overhead on a lightly
loaded system, about the same overhead with some load, and much more
overhead with a heavy load. To me this seems like the wrong thing to
do. We would like as nearly a flat overhead to load curve as we can get
and the ticked system seems to be much better in this regard. Still
there may be applications where this works.

comments? RESULTS?

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