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SubjectRe: nohz problem with idle time on old hardware
On Wed, 13 Nov 2013, Steven Rostedt wrote:

> On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:31:34 -0500
> Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:
>
> > The trace does indeed show that a tick is happening, as the config has
> > HZ=250 (4ms) and we see a tick happen every 4ms. But for some reason,
> > we don't update the the idle time correctly when nohz is enabled.
> >
> > When I say nohz is enabled, I mean that we don't have nohz=off in the
> > command line. There seems to be some difference between having nohz=off
> > and having nohz disabled at runtime.
>
>
> Looking at the differences between nohz=off from the command line, and
> disabled at run time seems to be the variable "tick_nohz_enabled". I
> don't see where it gets set to zero except for nohz=off.

Right. It's telling you if NOHZ is enabled. It's not telling you that
NOHZ is active.

Thanks,

tglx


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