Stanislav Sedov wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Oct 2008 23:25:11 +0300
> Alexander Motin mentioned:
>> Completely fortunate I have noticed that number of iterations depends on
>> my laptop power source. After small investigation I have found that it
>> actually depends on dev.cpu.0.freq value. With default value 2400 I have
>> only several iterations. But every double frequency decrease doubles
>> iteration count. With minimum value 100MHz I have more then 100
>> iterations. Same time it doesn't looks like this time is a real wall
>> time. It looks like DELAY() used in a loop has some problems with time
>> counting.

> What do you mean? DELAY(9) on your laptop doesn't correspond to the
> real time?

Yes. It works fine when laptop operates at full frequency, but
proportionally reduces time interval when powerd drops frequency down. I
have also evidence about the same problem on another laptop with

> AFAIK, DELAY(9) relies on current timecounter for time
> accountiong, so there might be problems with it. Have you tried
> switching the kern.timecounter.hardware sysctl to see if it will
> affect results?

It was late and I am not very aware in FreeBSD time counting, so I have
not tried to investigate it deeper.

Alexander Motin
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