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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 0/4] new human-time soft-timer subsystem

    On Thu, 14 Jul 2005, Nishanth Aravamudan wrote:

    > We no longer use jiffies (the variable) as the basis for determining
    > what "time" a timer should expire or when it should be added. Instead,
    > we use a new function, do_monotonic_clock(), which is simply a wrapper
    > for getnstimeofday().

    And suddenly a simple 32bit integer becomes a complex 64bit integer, which
    requires hardware access to read a timer and additional conversion into ns.
    Why is suddenly everyone so obsessed with molesting something simple and
    cute as jiffies?

    bye, Roman
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