Re: [RFC][PATCH 0/4] new human-time soft-timer subsystem

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On Thu, 14 Jul 2005, Nishanth Aravamudan wrote:

> We no longer use jiffies (the variable) as the basis for determining
> what "time" a timer should expire or when it should be added. Instead,
> we use a new function, do_monotonic_clock(), which is simply a wrapper
> for getnstimeofday().

And suddenly a simple 32bit integer becomes a complex 64bit integer, which 
requires hardware access to read a timer and additional conversion into ns.
Why is suddenly everyone so obsessed with molesting something simple and 
cute as jiffies?

bye, Roman
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