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From: Lee Revell (rlrevell@joe-job.com)
Date: Tue Dec 14 2004 - 17:28:32 EST


On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 10:36 +1100, Con Kolivas wrote:
> The performance benefit, if any, is often lost in noise during
> benchmarks and when there, is less than 1%.

I have measured 2.1-2.3% residency for the timer ISR on my 600Mhz VIA
C3. And this is a desktop - you have many many embedded systems that
are slower. For these systems the difference is very real.

I would certainly expect it to be lost in the noise on a 2Ghz machine.

Lee

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