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> It's not about startup time, it's about running time, sometimes the
> systems freezes
> a little bit, just like asking for more CPU or RAM.
I'ld look at the cpu frequency governor.
>From /usr/src/linux/drivers/cpufreq/Kconfig, about the 'conservative'
"If you have a desktop machine then you should really be considering
the 'ondemand' governor instead, however if you are using a laptop,
PDA or even an AMD64 based computer (due to the unacceptable
step-by-step latency issues between the minimum and maximum frequency
transitions in the CPU) you will probably want to use this governor."
As far as I can understand, this means that AMD64 takes "a lot" of
time to switch between two frequencies, so "the system freezes a
little bit" when this happens.
This is why I've choosen the conservative governor for my HP dv5000
My 2 cents ;-)
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