Squeak 3.2 UNIX

Richard A. O'Keefe ok at cs.otago.ac.nz
Mon Apr 22 02:14:16 UTC 2002

Concerning calls to gettimeofday():
I wrote the obvious C program to spin around in a loop just calling
On a 250MHz Ultra I running Solaris 2.8,
the cost of a call to gettimeofday() was 1.6 usec.

To take 1% of the CPU, you'd need to make 6,250 calls per second.
(More on faster machines.)

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