Re: finding out the value of HZ from userspace

From: Jamie Lokier
Date: Sun Mar 28 2004 - 07:21:36 EST

Peter Williams wrote:
> >>Making HZ == USER_HZ would also solve the problem.
> >
> >Making them equal now would reintroduce the problem that USER_HZ was
> >created to resolve: some userspace programs hard-code the value, so it
> >cannot be changed in interfaces used by those programs.
> That was the wrong solution to that particular problem. The programs
> should have been fixed rather than the kernel being maimed to
> accommodate their shortcomings.

I agree, and perhaps that should still be done so we can eliminate USER_HZ.

-- Jamie
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