Adaptive Tickless Kernel Still Being Adapted
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 19 August 2012 at 11:10 AM EDT. 5 Comments
While in development for nearly two years without merging, the adaptive tickless Linux kernel support is still being developed.

The adaptive tickless kernel support ended up being a big endeavour as well as getting other kernel developers to review the patches.

In a new status update from Frederic Weisbecker, he writes, "So the process seem to be in a better direction now. Summer holidays have naturally made it a bit smoother and the rythm will probably stay that way until the end of ksummit/linuxcon/LPC. But I have the feeling we are moving forward. No schedule plans, but once I get the above topics sorted out, I'll probably work on timekeeping handling in adaptive tickless CPUs. And then the rest..."

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