# How many second is a tick? - Minix

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# Thread: How many second is a tick?

1. ## How many second is a tick?

In Minix the unit for the time is the "tick" I'm wondering how many
seconds is a tick ?
I've calculated that 1500 tick = 1s but I' m not sure.

2. ## Re: How many second is a tick?

> In Minix the unit for the time is the "tick" I'm wondering how many
> seconds is a tick ?
> I've calculated that 1500 tick = 1s but I' m not sure.

In one second there are HZ ticks, where HZ is the constant defined in
. The default value is 60, resulting in 1/60 seconds per
tick (approximately 16.7 milliseconds).

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With kind regards,
Erik van der Kouwe

3. ## Re: How many second is a tick?

On May 20, 9:26 am, "Erik van der Kouwe" few.vu.nl>
wrote:
> > In Minix the unit for the time is the "tick" I'm wondering how many
> > seconds is a tick ?
> > I've calculated that 1500 tick = 1s but I' m not sure.

>
> In one second there are HZ ticks, where HZ is the constant defined in
> . The default value is 60, resulting in 1/60 seconds per
> tick (approximately 16.7 milliseconds).
>
> --
> With kind regards,
> Erik van der Kouwe

Thank you Erik