Re: ping reply without OS
On Sun, 5 Jan 1997, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> Huh? Linux will issue HLT instructions when not doing anything else.
> However, HLT does not really halt the machine, like when you're finished
> using it, but only until the next interrupt. Yes, HLT does lower
> power consumption. On a Cyrix 6x86 CPU, with suspend on HLT enabled,
> power consumption changes from 24W to 0.3W. This is enough to hear
> a difference in CPU fan speed. (I am running this hardware here.)
I heard something on comp.os.linux that enabling the CPU suspend on HLT
crashed someone's system. Do you know anything more about this?
Have you experienced any problems?
(I am running C-6x86 as well.)
// Jonas <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2:201/262.37]
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