Subject: Re: Improved timer code
To: Anders Magnusson <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/18/1998 10:50:07
Anders Magnusson writes:
> > > The callout code under BSD has always been, uh, 
> > > less than optimal.  Since it is O(n) on operations
> > > it really sucks on slow processors (VAX, i386, etc.)
> > 
> > I'm pretty sure FreeBSD has solved this quite some time ago, don't know if
> > they used the stuff referenced here. Maybe we should take a look there
> > first...

> Yes, FreeBSD uses Varghese's callout stuff since loong time ago. 
> Probably simplest to get it from there.

The question is who is going to get it. I'm personally not qualified
to do the work, or I would volunteer.