Are we really chasing the right issue?
Posted Feb 24, 2012 10:26 UTC (Fri) by mpr22
In reply to: Are we really chasing the right issue?
Parent article: Short sleeps suffering from slack
Who decided my sleep(1) could wait several seconds and not just the 1 I coded?
Linus, by virtue of deciding in 1991 that his new kernel would be an ordinary preemptively multitasking kernel, rather than something more exotic. sleep() has always had the property on Unix-like OSes that your process might sleep longer than you expect.
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