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SubjectRe: PROBLEM: high load average when idle
On Tue, 2 Oct 2007 15:32:53 -0700 (PDT)

> And I wonder if the same kind thing is effectively happening here:
> the code is written so that it *tries* to sleep, but the rounding of
> the clock basically means that it's trying to sleep using a different
> clock than the one we're using to wake things up with, so some
> percentage of the time it doesn't sleep at all!

we're talking about a timer that (normally) is 5 seconds.

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