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SubjectRe: nanosleep
hrm - im confiused now - how can you do a n NANO second delay when the resolution is 10 mili seconds ?

forgive my ignorance and my persistant "stupid" questions :)

----- Original Message -----
From: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
Date: 9 Apr 2002 22:47:42 -0700
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: nanosleep


> Followup to: <20020410044243.2916.qmail@fastermail.com>
> By author: "mark manning" <mark.manning@fastermail.com>
> In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> >
> > thanx - how much of a difference should i expect - i know the
> > syscall is asking for at least the required ammount but that the
> > task switcher might not give me control back for a while after the
> > requested delay but i was expecting to be a little closer to what i
> > had asked for - this isnt critical of corse but i would like to know
> > what to expect.
> >
>
> Read the man page:
>
> BUGS
> The current implementation of nanosleep is based on the
> normal kernel timer mechanism, which has a resolution of
> 1/HZ s (i.e, 10 ms on Linux/i386 and 1 ms on Linux/Alpha).
> Therefore, nanosleep pauses always for at least the speci
> fied time, however it can take up to 10 ms longer than
> specified until the process becomes runnable again. For
> the same reason, the value returned in case of a delivered
> signal in *rem is usually rounded to the next larger mul
> tiple of 1/HZ s.
>
> As some applications require much more precise pauses
> (e.g., in order to control some time-critical hardware),
> nanosleep is also capable of short high-precision pauses.
> If the process is scheduled under a real-time policy like
> SCHED_FIFO or SCHED_RR, then pauses of up to 2 ms will be
> performed as busy waits with microsecond precision.
>
> -hpa
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