The state of the dynamic tick patch
Posted Sep 6, 2005 8:10 UTC (Tue) by tytso
Parent article: The state of the dynamic tick patch
The other outstanding problem is that the bus master activity business huerstics in ACPI is broken with the current dynamic tick patch; this means that laptops don't go into the lower power C states, and at least on my laptop (with an Pentium M chip) enabling dynamic tick causes the laptop to use more power (when in fact if done right it should actually save power).
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