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SubjectRe: No 100 HZ timer !
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which kind of U/K accaounting are you referring to?

are you referring to global changes in world time? are you referring to time
used by a process?

I think the reduction of clock interrupts by a factor of 10 would buy us some
performance margin that could be traded for a slightly more complex handler.

On Tue, 10 Apr 2001, Andi Kleen wrote:
> 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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