On Aug 08, 1999 at 03:01:32PM -0700, Julian Elischer wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Aug 1999, Rodney W. Grimes wrote:
> > >   I've just committed the revised TCP timer code.  There are some 
> > > user visible changes:
> > > 
> > >   User visible TCP timers are now in units of the system clock
> > >   (10ms for the i386), not those of the slowtimeout (500ms).  So
> > >   if you have customized one of these values, (e.g.: net.inet.tcp.keepintvl),
> > >   you'll need to multiply it appropriately to keep the same interval.
> I don't want to sound ungrateful, but couldn't we have defined these in
> terms of Usecs and translated?
> I mean I sometimes compile hz to be 1000 for some reasons..
> this means that I have to reset all these values in my rc scripts.
> As an example the kern.quantum variable that will always be the same
> despite a redefinition of Hz.  It's stored internally in terms of Hz but
> exported in uSecs.

Okay, I'll work on this, and should have a patch by tomorrow (unless
somone beats to me it).  I think that having it in units of usec is
probably better than msec; it provides more in the way of 
"forward compatability", and allows for a larger HZ.

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