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SubjectRe: HZ, preferably as small as possible
On Sun, 2002-07-14 at 22:06, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> I've never had good reason to believe the latency/perf benefits myself,
> but I was approached at OLS about problems with something as simple as
> DVD playing, where a 100Hz timer means that the DVD player ends up
> having to busy-loop on gettimeofday() because it cannot sanely sleep due
> to the lack in sufficient sleeping granularity.

A cleaner solution to this issue is a higher resolution timer, e.g. the
high-res-timers project which has high resolution POSIX timers.

We could still bump HZ, of course...

Robert Love

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