Subject: Re: setitimer() bug?
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Santiago de la Paz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/21/1998 16:37:35
"Charles M. Hannum" (mycroft) wrote:
> The real answer here is to punt all the tick garbage and do
> high-precision interval timing. (I have an interesting story related
> to this, about what I learned from disassembling the NextStep timer
Of course, some platforms (like Sun3) are going to be restricted to the
resolution of the HZ clock tick, regardless of any timer improvements
in other platforms. Which is not to say that it shouldn't be done for
those platforms, though, just that problems like these will always be
James Garnett Department of Computer Science
Research Assistant The University of Colorado at Boulder
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