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

Drk Ryan ryandrk at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 27 19:25:05 UTC 2003

I can find in the MSDN documentation where the 10ms figure for WinNT
is stated.
But if I want to see where it is documented that a stock FreeBSD
kernel handles nanoseconds while Linux handles microseconds where do I
look to find these values? The microtime page of the freeBSD manual
contains no actual values.

> "Drk Ryan" <ryandrk at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:de98eac0.0308191107.b6e68be at posting.google.com...
> > 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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