Re: HZ, preferably as small as possible
Daniel Phillips (email@example.com)
Wed, 17 Jul 2002 23:16:25 +0200
On Wednesday 17 July 2002 23:02, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Jul 2002, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> > It is hardly novel and I can't imagine how Bresenham or whomever
> > could make such a claim to the obvious. Even the DOS writer(s) used
> > this technique to get one-second time intervals from the 18.206
> > ticks/per second.
> Ehh.. Look at _existing_ linux code to do exactly the same.
> See update_wall_time_one_tick() and second_overflow() (which does a lot
> more besides, but it does largely boil down to this "average fractions
> using basic integer math" thing.
I see lots of stuff in there all right, but I don't see anything that
implements the numerator/denominator error analysis technique I
described above. Maybe I just didn't look hard enough.
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