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    SubjectRe: No 100 HZ timer !
    On Mon, Apr 09, 2001 at 02:19:28PM -0400, Mark Salisbury wrote:
    > this is one of linux biggest weaknesses. the fixed interval timer is a
    > throwback. it should be replaced with a variable interval timer with interrupts
    > on demand for any system with a cpu sane/modern enough to have an on-chip
    > interrupting decrementer. (i.e just about any modern chip)

    Just how would you do kernel/user CPU time accounting then ? It's currently done
    on every timer tick, and doing it less often would make it useless.

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