[ntp:questions] Re: clock resolutions for different OS

Casper H.S. Dik Casper.Dik at Sun.COM
Wed Aug 20 08:30:05 UTC 2003

ryandrk at hotmail.com (Drk Ryan) writes:

>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?

Solaris can optionally run with a clock resolution of 1Hz.

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