[ntp:questions] Re: what is the typical linux kernel clock like?

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk
Fri Feb 17 07:35:49 UTC 2006

Thomas A. Horsley wrote:
> I was mostly asking if linux clocks still suffer from missed time of
> day interrupts.
> Everyone has been responding with what a great server linux can be,
> but I'm more interested in a heavily loaded linux client machine.

Many people regard FreeBSD as preferable to Linux for accurate 
timekeeping.  On my own 133MHz/48MB/FreeBSD 5.4 system I get jitter of the 
order of ten microseconds.

I have seen reports here that setting high clock rates like 1000Hz 
exacerbates problems.



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