Re: [ANNOUNCE] New high resolution time patch for 2.6.5 kernel

From: Mark Gross
Date: Fri Apr 23 2004 - 18:00:54 EST

On Tuesday 20 April 2004 18:38, George Anzinger wrote:
> The High Resolution Timers patch for the 2.6.5 kernel has just been posted
> on sourceforge.
> This patch provides an extension to the POSIX clocks and timers to define
> two new high resolution clocks (CLOCK_REALTIME_HR and CLOCK_MONOTONIC_HR).
> The resolution of these clocks can be set at CONFIGURE time, with the
> default being 10 micro seconds. The high res clocks can be used with
> clock_nanosleep() as well as with the POSIX timers.
> This version uses apic timers to obtain much better accuracy and
> simplicity.

Wow! for my systems this works really well! The jitter is significantly reduced. It would
be cool if this could find its way into a major developmet tree.


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