[Python-Dev] Python Benchmarks

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Jun 3 16:37:09 CEST 2006

Tim Peters wrote:
>> then
>> process time *is* measured, not sampled, on any modern operating
>> system:  it is updated whenever the scheduler schedules a different
>> thread.
> That doesn't seem to agree with, e.g.,
>    http://lwn.net/2001/0412/kernel.php3
> under "No more jiffies?":
> Maybe this varies by Linux flavor or version?

No, Fredrik is right: Linux samples process time, instead of measuring
it. That only proves it is not a modern operating system :-)

I would still hope that Windows measures instead of sampling.


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