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Old 12-05-2007, 07:33 AM   #1
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Question How to patch kernel to enable CONFIG_TIMER_STATS for 2.6.13-15.13

Hallo Everybody,

My system has now suse/linux/kde 2.6.13-15.13. I want to use powertop which requires CONFIG_TIMER_STATS. Are there anybody know which patch and which other tools I do need, to have CONFIG_TIMER_STATS? I have no experience to patch kernel, could you please guide me or send me any related links?

Thank you very much for your help in advance!

Old 12-06-2007, 05:02 PM   #2
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You need to get a kernel with version 2.6.21 or higher (and no patching is necessary). Then, when configuring the kernel, you enable CONFIG_TIMER_STATS (which is under the ďKernel hackingĒ section, and a sub-option of CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL). Also, you donít want to run this kernel as your everyday kernel (since there is significant overhead with CONFIG_TIMER_STATS).

If you donít feel like compiling a special debug kernel, you might instead try a precompiled one.


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