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SubjectRe: [Patch] Re: Nasty suprise with uptime
On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 02:20:44PM -0600, Charles Cazabon wrote:
> Richard B. Johnson <root@chaos.analogic.com> wrote:
> >
> > That's 6 extra clocks every Hz or 600 clocks per second. By the time
> > you've reached the 497.1 days, you have wasted.... 0xffffffff/6 =
> > 715,827,882 CPU clocks just so 'uptime' is correct? I don't think
> > so. I'd reboot.
>
> For proportion: 716 million CPU clocks, on an "average" PC today is
> less than one second of CPU time. Over the course of 497 days, that's
> not much overhead at all.

Not to mention that it takes alot more clocks to setup and return
from the interupt.


Kurt

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