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Re: My newyear's resolution is...

From: Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai <asmodai@xxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 06:54:31 +0100

-On [20040108 22:12], Paul Herman (pherman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
>OK, I ran some more tests this morning, and updated the webpage.
>Same place:
>   http://www.frenchfries.net/paul/dfly/nanosleep.html

Very cool!

Thanks for doing this.

>Sounds like a good idea.  I also feel that this is a typical
>example where asking a purely academic question that has no real
>practical application (seriously, how many people have a good
>reason to care how accurate sleep is?) leads to certain discoveries
>that can have real world implications.

That was my intention as well.  Things don't necessarily have to be
major kernel rewrites or new subsystems.  There's a lot of areas in the
kernel (and userland) where subtle bugs and/or pessimisation are hidden.
This sort of trying and testing, and documenting it a bit along with
graphs, shows just how easy you can solve these things.

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