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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Timer slack for slacker developers
Posted Oct 17, 2011 22:54 UTC (Mon) by brother_rat (subscriber, #1895)
Posted Oct 18, 2011 9:38 UTC (Tue) by ab (subscriber, #788)
Of course, it requires changes from the application side and also a common coordination mechanism. Adding such changes to applications isn't that hard, the API is rather simple. What is more important is that apps will anyway need changes to determine their own periods of inactivity.
Perhaps it will be helpful to have a kernel-side mechanism to get overall configuration easier but the situation as described in the article wakes memories of Android kernel vs upstream kernel debates for the similar use on the kernel side.
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