The thing is, gettimeofday() isn't _that_ special. It's just not worth a
vsyscall of it's own, I feel. Where do you stop? Do we do getpid() too?
Just because we can?
This is especially true since the people who _really_ might care about
gettimeofday() are exactly the people who wouldn't be able to use the fast
How much do you think gettimeofday() really matters on a desktop? Sure, X
apps do gettimeofday() calls, but they do a whole lot more of _other_
calls, and gettimeofday() is really far far down in the noise for them.
The people who really call for gettimeofday() as a performance thing seem
to be database people who want it as a timestamp. But those are the same
people who also want NUMA machines which don't necessarily have
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