Subject: Re: Poor timekeeping on x86 smp branch?
To: None <,,>
From: Sean Doran <>
List: tech-smp
Date: 04/23/2002 18:21:02
| 	I figured I'd send a heads-up if this wasn't a known problem; in
| 	case it *isn't* I can do some poking around, but unfortunately
| 	have too many other things on my plate to do any thorough digging.

How horrible is horrible?

I run a 386 SMP kernel from the same period, and I see a mean
hourly offset of |0.008| sec.  For an aging peecee in an imperfect
environment, this doesn't strike me as horribly bad time disciplining.

Do you see a difference between an SMP kernel's behaviour and
that of a single-processor kernel on that machine?


ps - this would be a neat excuse to resurrect the branch, though.  -:)