Firefox freeze

drago01 drago01 at
Sat Nov 21 18:57:06 UTC 2009

On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 6:41 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at> wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-11-21 at 10:33 -0700, stan wrote:
>> I eliminate all unnecessary functionality, and tune for my hardware.  I
>> think the main things that fixed the problem were eliminating the lower
>> 128K of memory from user space (what a kludge!), making the desktop
>> preemptable, and raising the tick frequency to 1000.  I eliminate a
> ...
>> On the other hand it could be like that old joke about the tigers.
>> A passerby in a city sees a man sprinkling flour in intricate patterns
>> around his house.  He asks him what he is doing.  The flour sprinkler
>> says, "I'm putting in place tiger repellant."  The passerby says,
>> "There are no tigers around here!"  The flour sprinkler says,
>> "Effective, isn't it."
> Exactly. For a start, Fedora's default kernel config is tickless (NOHZ
> is enabled) by default.

That does not mean that the HZ setting has no effect ;)

The kernel is not fully tickless yet, regardless we already have
CONFIG_HZ=1000 and CONFIG_HZ_1000=y set ;)

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