[TUHS] Sleep()y musings

Paul Winalski paul.winalski at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 07:39:34 AEST 2018


On 3/6/18, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
>
> FWIW: The issue on time for BSD was somewhat forced by the ARPA community.
> The 60th (or 50th) of second (much less 1 second) started to not be fine
> enough for many applications.   I remember a big argument at a system
> seminar circa 82/83 about it.   IIRC it was Mike Powell (DEMOS fame) that
> was bitching at Joy about it.  In the end, BSD4.2 ended up with new time
> calls because of that community and started doing things in 100th of second
> - which again IIRC was the best the Vax could do.
>
Yes--the resolution of the interval timer on the VAX was 10
microseconds (1/100 of a second).

-Paul W.


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