64bit ticks, was Re: Changing p_swtime and td_slptime to ticks

Constantine A. Murenin mureninc at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 19:03:37 PDT 2007

On 18/09/2007, Sam Leffler <sam at errno.com> wrote:
> ticks is used a lot.  I'd rather set hz back to 100 by default.  This
> approach is a perfect example of ignoring low-end platforms.

Not only that, but it also consumes more power even on the fast platforms.

Compare the idle power consumption of my Core 2 Duo Allendale box:

kern.hz=100:	72W
kern.hz=1000:	74W


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