[ntp:questions] ntpd and High resolution timer

Ryan Malayter malayter at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 14:02:33 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 1:27 AM, David Woolley
<david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
> > Does the HPET support enable microsecond resolution for hardware clock
> > reads in Linux (the HPET hardware is supposedly capable of this)?
> Even the CTC allows microsecond resolution.  Unless you are Windows, you
> read tbe balance of the countdown value to interpolate between interrupts.

Ahh... I see. So the only real timing benefit of the HPET is the
ability to set timer interrupts with microsecond accuracy? That makes
sense for multimedia, I suppose.


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