[erlang-questions] is Linux's clock_gettime still "not stable" enough for Erlang?
Tue May 12 09:58:56 CEST 2009
Adam Kocoloski <> writes:
> 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
>> AC_MSG_RESULT([not stable, disabled])
> 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,
I'm not really familiar with this, so the following is at best partly
configure checks for a syscall;
On linuxen, this needs support from hardware, the kernel and libc.
E.g. on debian, with a 2.6 kernel, on i686 HW, you need to install
libc6-i686. That will give you a variant of clock_gettime that is
deemed "stable" by configure.
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