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Re: clockctl(4) vs settimeofday(2)

On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 7:03 AM, Christos Zoulas <> wrote:
In article <>,
Paul Goyette  <> wrote:
>However, looking at the source file for lib/libc/sys/settimeofday.c we
>have the following comment which says that we first try the syscall()
>and only use the /dev/clockctl mechanism if the syscall() fails:

Using the syscall is simpler and cheaper, so I think the man page should
be updated.

Is settimeofday() called frequently enough that "cheaper" is a concern? What is more correct (I don't know the answer)?


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