HPET vs other timers

Kip Macy kip.macy at gmail.com
Mon May 21 18:25:53 UTC 2007

- Original message -
For the record, I ran with HPET timers the entire time fro...

There is no questioning the quality of the support for HPET. The only
issue is that its use comes at a higher cost than one might expect.


On 5/21/07, Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at des.no> wrote:
> "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> writes:
> > Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at des.no> writes:
> > > "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> writes:
> > > > I can't rememember who raised the quality of it recently, CVS will
> > > > know.  I was sceptical, because I also have systems where HPET is
> > > > slow.
> > > I did, with your approval, almost a year ago.
> > Yes, I said "try it" or something of the sort.
> For the record, I ran with HPET timers the entire time from HPET support
> was first committed until I finally committed that patch - about ten
> months - so I did test it to the best of my ability.
> --
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no
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