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SubjectRe: 2.4.23aa2 (bugfixes and important VM improvements for the high end)

* Jamie Lokier <> wrote:

> Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > if mysql in fact calls time() frequently, then it should rather start a
> > worker thread that updates a global time variable every second.
> That has the same problem as discussed later in this thread with
> vsyscall-time: the worker thread may not run immediately it is woken,
> and also setitimer() and select() round up the delay a little more
> then expected, so sometimes the global time variable will be out of
> date and misordered w.r.t. gettimeofday() and stat() results of
> recently modified files.

we dont have any guarantees wrt. the synchronization of the time() and
the gettimeofday() clocks - irrespective of vsyscalls, do we?

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