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    SubjectRe: Why HZ on i386 is 100 ?

    On Wed, 17 Apr 2002, Mark Mielke wrote:
    > On Tue, Apr 16, 2002 at 08:57:09PM -0400, Robert Love wrote:
    > >
    > > Because that is what Alpha does? It seems to me there is no reason for
    > > a power-of-two timer value, and using 1024 vs 1000 just makes the math
    > > and rounding more difficult.
    > Only from the perspective of time displayed to a user... :-)

    No, it also makes it much easier to convert to/from the standard UNIX time
    formats (ie "struct timeval" and "struct timespec") without any surprises,
    because a jiffy is exactly representable in both if you have a HZ value
    of 100 or 100, but not if your HZ is 1024.


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