[Nottingham] A "Tickless" Linux kernel?

Michael Erskine msemtd at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jul 11 12:47:36 BST 2007

On Wednesday 11 July 2007 11:22:02 Roger Light wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 12:48:25AM +0100, Peter Chang wrote:
> > Erm, it's already in 2.6.21 and Fedora 7 runs fine on my laptop though
> > the ipw3945 wifi module and suspend-to-ram doesn't work (hibernate does).
> Absolutely - I've been running it for a good while now and managed to
> reduce the number of wakeups per second from $something to
> $something_smaller.
> However - tickless support for x86-64 won't be available until 2.6.23.
> As 2.6.22 just came out, 2.6.23 should be another 3 months away.

It was discussed in a recent LugRadio episode - when it works well enough for 
it to be rolled out on all the major distros then I guess I'll start using it 
without even knowing about it :)

Michael Erskine.

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Does anybody know where it goes,
I remember last time the signs pointed home,
A month ago.
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