slowdown because of gettimeofday change between 9.2 and 10?

Kostas Oikonomou k.oikonomou at
Sat Feb 22 16:44:45 UTC 2014

I did some more work on this. Here is some additional info:

1) The ntpdate suggestion doesn't seem to work.  (By the way, the ntpd
man page says that it's equivalent to running ntpd with the "-q" option).

The reason is that in my case the problem doesn't occur just at start
up.  The calls to gettimeofday go on all the time.
I even killed the ntpd daemon, and the calls still went on.

2) I checked on another system which runs the same application, but
under 9.2.  It turns out that the application issues the same calls to
gettimeofday, also on a continuous basis, and, furthermore the numbers
of calls on the two systems over a period of 15 seconds are almost the same.

So there must be some other difference between 9.2 and 10.0 that causes
the slowdown.

On 02/21/2014 18:50, Kostas Oikonomou wrote:

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