DragonflyBSD kernel clock improvements

Poul-Henning Kamp 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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