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Subject: Re: DEV timer? GetTicks?

Re: DEV timer? GetTicks?

From: Björn Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 10:17:59 +0200

Minuk Choi wrote:
> Hiya, I'm playing around with the source files... and I was
> wondering... is there a way to grab the current number of ticks or
> timer?

Yes. The variable 'current_tick' is incremented HZ times per second.

> I want to write something that implements a time based (in milliseconds)
> delay.

You should use sleep(HZ/fraction) for that. Busy waiting does not work since we don't use preemptive scheduling.

Received on 2003-09-22

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