DragonflyBSD kernel clock improvements
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sat Jan 24 12:33:08 PST 2004
In message <200401242031.i0OKVD8A037265 at apollo.backplane.com>, Matthew Dillon writes:
>:Unless you have replaced timecounters this is not true. Timecounters
>:are insensitive to how your Hz ticks, as long as it does it often
>:enough. (You should probably pull in the code from -current though,
>:the 4.x code has some marginal issues).
> The problem with the timecounters is that they create incredible
> inconsistencies depending on which counter you use, various pieces of
> hardware, your hz frequency, and the phase of the moon. The timecounter
> code is ridiculously complex and unnecessary junk and I will be ripping
> it all out soon.
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