xfce-mcs-manager -> suggest signal poll interval == 1s

Kok, Auke sofar at foo-projects.org
Fri May 25 06:22:04 CEST 2007

Daniel Ostrow wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-05-24 at 21:06 -0700, Kok, Auke wrote:
>> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>>> Are there any plans for powertop to support other arches?  I'm more or
>>> less retiring my x86 desktop in favor of my ppc laptop, so I can't use
>>> it :-(.
>> once CONFIG_NO_HZ becomes available on those platforms, powertop will 
>> automatically work. The Tickless kernel also provides extra timerstats, which is 
>> what powertop reads.
>> x86_64 is next for tickless to be merged (patches available), I suppose PPC will 
>> be soon after given the amount of zealot hobbyists who sleep with their 
>> powerbooks :)
> It should work to some extent now, it just won't be as accurate as the
> timer subsystem isn't available.

well, without tickless there's really not much benefit for mobile computing, as 
the timer irq ticks will just wakeup your system every 1/100 or 1/1000's of a 
second. And yes, the HPET timer stuff really helps.


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