Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys/kern
To: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ben Harris <bjh21@NetBSD.org>
Date: 08/06/2006 11:42:27
On Sat, 5 Aug 2006, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Ben Harris <email@example.com> writes:
> > Clock frequencies tend to be big numbers -- use humanize_number() when
> > displaying them through printf.
> I'm not sure that's a good idea. It is useful to know the exact value
> of the clock.
I was a bit uncertain about this, but if you want all the digits you can
always ask sysctl:
fastnet:~$ sysctl kern.timecounter.choice
kern.timecounter.choice = iomd_timer0(q=100, f=2000000 Hz) clockinterrupt(q=0, f=100 Hz) dummy(q=-1000000, f=1000000 Hz)
In a similar way, we approximate disk capacities when printing them at
boot time, and assume that anyone who needs the precise number of sectors
will use disklabel.
Ben Harris <bjh21@NetBSD.org>
Portmaster, NetBSD/acorn26 <URL:http://www.NetBSD.org/Ports/acorn26/>