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- Subject: Re: Sleep miliseconds
- From: Lorenzo Donati <lorenzodonatibz@...>
- Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:17:36 +0200
On 16/08/2011 10.54, Lorenzo Donati wrote:
Enrico and Sean: thanks for the reply.
I already knew some of those info, anyway. Sorry, probably I wasn't
clear enough: my curiosity wasn't for the idiosyncrasies in themselves,
but for a possible hardware-related reason beneath (that's why I marked
OT the message).
To be clearer: I'd like to know (whether or not an OS chooses to provide
an high resolution sleep function) if the modern PC hardware is capable
of providing such a timing resolution to the upper sw layer by default
(using some standard BIOS call or standard I/O port or whatever), or if
it depends on some peculiar hw characteristic such as CPU setup, chipset
or similar things.