[ntp:questions] clock resolutions for different OS

Drk Ryan ryandrk at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 19 19:15:05 UTC 2003


Since operating systems such as Linux, Solaris, certain versions of
Unix, and WinNT all run at 100Hz clock resolution how is it that their
timimg suppport varies: FreeBSD handles nanoseconds, Linux handles
microseconds and WinNT only ~10 milliseconds?

As 1/100Hz = 10ms should they all not return a resolution of 10ms?



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