Re: X15 alpha release: as fast as TUX but in user space (fwd)

From: David S. Miller (
Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 02:51:28 EST

H. Peter Anvin writes:
> RDTSC in Crusoe processors does basically this.

Hmmm, one of the advantages of using a seperate tick register for this
constant clock is that you can still do cycle accurate asm code
analysis even when the cpu is down clocked.

The joys of compatability I suppose :-)

David S. Miller

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