[PATCH] gettimeofday stability

Dan Malek dan at mvista.com
Tue Apr 17 08:19:39 EST 2001

Iain Sandoe wrote:
> > I still object strongly to anything touching the timebase, however.
> I'd prefer if it wasn't touched too...

As I recall, "touching" the TB simply means reading it and computing
elapsed ticks since the last read.  I don't remember anything changing
the value in the timebase registers (which isn't possible outside
of the kernel).

I regularly use the TB for user application event timing, and
haven't seen anything abnormal (other than the code I was testing :-).

	-- Dan

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