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SubjectRe: No 100 HZ timer !
When this is rewritten, I would strongly suggest that we find a way to
make 'gettimeofday' nearly free. Certain applications need to use this
frequently while still being portable. One solution when you do have
clock ticks is a read-only mapped Int. Another cheap solution is
library assembly that adds a cycle clock delta since last system call to
a 'gettimeofday' value set on every system call return.


Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 01:12:14PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Measure the number of clocks executing a timer interrupt. rdtsc is fast. Now
> > consider the fact that out of this you get KHz or better scheduling
> > resolution required for games and midi. I'd say it looks good. I agree
> And measure the number of cycles a gigahertz CPU can do between a 1ms timer.
> And then check how often the typical application executes something like
> gettimeofday.

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