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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Dynamic tick, version 050127-1
On Thu, 2005-01-27 at 13:29 -0800, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> Hi all,
> Thanks for all the comments, here's an updated version of the dynamic
> tick patch.


I was wondering how Windows handles high res timers, if at all. The
reason I ask is because I have been reverse engineering a Windows ASIO
driver, and I find that if the latency is set below about 5ms, by
examining the kernel timer queue with SoftICE I can see that several
kernel timers with 1ms period are created. (Presumably the sound card's
interval timer is used for longer periods).

But, I have seen people mention in the "singing capacitor" threads on
this list that Windows uses 100 for HZ.

So, how do they implement 1ms timers with a 10ms tick rate? Does
Windows dynamically reprogram the PIT as well?


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