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    SubjectRe: Error in x86 CPU capabilities starting with test5/6
    Hi Alan,

    On Fri, 17 Nov 2000, Alan Cox wrote:
    > Even checking the cpuinfo for the TSC should be done with care, and
    > its far far better to use gettimeofday unless doing very tiny
    > timings (eg for optimising code paths)

    gettimeofday is _way_ to slow for a lot of every day uses. So
    applications will use rdtsc until we have some really fast
    (non-syscall) way to have high resolution time diffs.


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