Enabling tickless kernel feature in ARM

Mulyadi Santosa mulyadi.santosa at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 11:08:23 EDT 2011

On 28/04/2011, Vikram Narayanan <vikram186 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am planning to have a tick of 10ms. i.e the HZ value as 100. Will
> that be good enough?

Sorry, you misunderstood me. What I meant was "how long it takes to
reprogram the timer, so it ready to deliver another interupt". This is
based on my rough info that some timers are quick to be reprogrammed,
some are slow...the rest are damn slow. And since we deal with
uncertainty (timers could be needed at any point), the fastest one is
the best bet.

Hopefully I explain it clearly now...


Mulyadi Santosa
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