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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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