On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Bruce Evans wrote:

> On Tue, 19 Sep 2000, Andrey A. Chernov wrote:
> > microuptime() went backwards (1.3624050 -> 1.998840)

> It really does go backwards.  This is caused by the giant lock preventing
> the clock interrupt task from running soon enough.  The giant lock can
> also prevent the clock interrupt task from running often enough even
> after booting.  E.g., "dd if=/dev/random of=/dev/null bs=large" does
> several bad things.

I've noticed that, every time I do ntpdate, my clock loses about 5-11
seconds per hour.  At first I thought it may have been my CMOS battery,
but maybe it's that microuptime() thing that's causing it.  (I've got a UP

- Donn

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