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    Default Adaptive Tickless Kernel Still Being Adapted

    Phoronix: Adaptive Tickless Kernel Still Being Adapted

    While in development for nearly two years without merging, the adaptive tickless Linux kernel support is still being developed...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE2MzQ

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    Default Not merged yet

    Oh, it's not merged yet.

    I remember seeing this years ago. I thought it was merged by now long ago.
    I remember looking forward to this and being eager to see it.

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    I wonder, is it going to effect battery life or is it just a performance booster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystro256 View Post
    I wonder, is it going to effect battery life or is it just a performance booster?
    I believe there will be no performance boost at all.
    Though, I do believe there will be savings on the battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    I believe there will be no performance boost at all.
    Though, I do believe there will be savings on the battery.
    Oh really? I guess Weisbecker assumed wrong then?
    According to the original article it sounded like it could be both an increase in battery and performance throughput:

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael
    Weisbecker believes this adaptive tickless support will be of great benefit for high-performance computing, as it can optimize throughput by avoiding the overhead of the timer interrupt, and also for real-time uses with less interrupts being generated so a reduction in latency

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystro256 View Post
    Oh really? I guess Weisbecker assumed wrong then?
    According to the original article it sounded like it could be both an increase in battery and performance throughput:
    Well, he probably knows more and better than me.
    So he probably is right, and I am probably wrong.

    I haven't read about the tickless kernel in years.

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