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    SubjectRe: sched_clock() uses are broken
    Mike Galbraith wrote:

    >Sorry for yet another reply, but running the old starvation testcase
    >that caused sched_clock() to be born in the first place tickled my
    >funny-bone. With that running and hitting 300k context switches...
    >now: 2100508962835 tick: 2100508972067 stamp: 2100508961220 total: 2906
    >now: 2101531243883 tick: 2101531251877 stamp: 2101531238543 total: 2924
    >now: 2102695422392 tick: 2102695431699 stamp: 2102695418265 total: 2940
    >Accounting? Not :)

    Yeah I agree with Andi that this accounting stuff is probably done
    for some POSIX conformance that doesn't matter. Actually it is worse
    than that because if anyone _really_ did need it, then they'll get a
    horrible surprise when their system mysteriously fails in production.

    It should either get ripped out, or perhaps converted to use jiffies
    until a sane high resolution, low overhead scheme is developed (if
    ever). And that would exclude something that does this accounting in
    fastpaths for the 99.99% of processes that never use it.


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