[erlang-questions] is Linux's clock_gettime still "not stable" enough for Erlang?

Adam Kocoloski <>
Mon May 11 23:32:59 CEST 2009


Hi, it seems to me that cpu_timestamp tracing is automatically  
disabled on Linux.  configure spits out

> checking if clock_gettime can be used to get process CPU time... not  
> stable, disabled

and in aclocal.m4 I see

> case $host_os in
> 	linux*)
> 		AC_MSG_RESULT([not stable, disabled])
> 		LIBRT=$xrtlib
> 		;;
> 	*)

I'm wondering what the rationale was behind that, and in particular  
whether newer kernels might have fixed the problem.  Does anyone  
around here know a little more of the backstory? Best,

Adam



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