A new kernel timer API
Posted May 19, 2005 18:42 UTC (Thu) by hamjudo
In reply to: A new kernel timer API
Parent article: A new kernel timer API
But you got your units confused. The smallest power of ten unit that fits is the nanosecond. The smallest power of 2 unit is 2^-32 seconds, which is about 250 picoseconds.
To the parent poster, picosecond timers will be usefull, even on chips that are many picoseconds across. Note how well the Network Time Protocol can synchronize clocks to better than millisecond precision, even though the systems themselves are many light milliseconds apart. (assuming appropriate network interconnect.)
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