timer:tc - accuracy/granularity

Reto Kramer <>
Wed May 11 19:35:08 CEST 2005


I was unable to find a statement in the timer:tc documentation around 
the granularity guarantees provided on different platforms. Can someone 
help me out? Can someone point me at what the OS level calls used are, 
so I can check for guarantees on those on the platforms I care 
(Sol/x86/AMD, Linux/RH3/x86, MacOSX)?

What is your experience measuring latency in the range of 100 to 500 
usec using timer:tc?

Thanks,
- Reto
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