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Re: [MiNT] DATE/TIME cookies
On Mon, Feb 22, 1999 at 05:44:11PM +0100, Konrad Kokoszkiewicz wrote:
> The point is, that even if the code exists, it can be executed only
> if someone calls Tgettime() (for example), and not _constantly_. Once
> per second? There is no interrupt in MiNT that occurs once per second,
> which means, that you would have to introduce new code to the 200 Hz
> timer. I know Afterburner is fast, but not yet everyone has a 68040.
There is no one-second-interrupt but a one-second-timeout (see timeout.c,
function checkalarms). The timestamps have to be updated once a second
(actually only every 2nd second) because file system drivers (notably
the kernel's process and pipe file system) rely on that behavior.
Currently Petr's ideas wouldn't mean any performance loss.
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