Florian Weimer <f...@deneb.enyo.de> writes:
> * Tom Lane:
>> On Linux (RHEL6, 2.4GHz x86_64), I find that gettimeofday(),
>> clock_gettime(CLOCK_MONOTONIC), and clock_gettime(CLOCK_REALTIME)
>> all take about 40ns.  Of course gettimeofday() only has 1us resolution,
>> but the other two have perhaps 10ns resolution (I get no duplicate
>> readings in a tight loop).

> Isn't this very specific to kernel and glibc versions, depending on
> things like CONFIG_HZ settings and what level of vDSO support has been
> backported?

No doubt, but I have yet to find a platform where clock_gettime() exists
but performs worse than gettimeofday().  Do you know of one?

                        regards, tom lane

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