How is this better than the earlier "no-tick" patches by Martin Schwidefsky, which were described in the Kernel section of the 12-APR-2001 issue of LWM under the heading "No more jiffies?"
Eliminating jiffies entirely seems a lot cleaner than VST. "No-tick" was rejected by the same Mr. Anzinger that is now pushing VST, on the basis that "no-tick" imposed extra overhead, yet VST seems to have exactly the same overhead for a less significant degree of benefit.
Thirty months later, I would have expected something better. Sigh.
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