>> Just how would you do kernel/user CPU time accounting then ? It's
>> on every timer tick, and doing it less often would make it useless.
>On the contrary doing it less often but at the right time massively
>its accuracy. You do it on reschedule. An rdtsc instruction is cheap and
>of a sudden you have nearly cycle accurate accounting
If you do the accounting on reschedule, how do you find out how much time
has been spent in user versus kernel mode? Or do the Intel chips have two
counters, one for user space execution and one for the kernel?
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