Greg Smith wrote:
> Anyway, the patch does now includes several examples and a short primer on
> PC clock hardware, to help guide what good results look like and why they've
> been impossible to obtain in the past. That's a bit Linux-centric, but the
> hardware described covers almost all systems using Intel or AMD processors.
> Only difference with most other operating systems is how aggressively they
> have adopted newer timer hardware. At least this gives a way to measure all
> of them.
N.B.: Windows has at least two clock APIs, timeGetTime and
QueryPerformanceCounters (and probably more, these days). They rely on
different hardware clocks, and can get out of sync with each other;
meanwhile, QueryPerformanceCounters can get out of sync with itself on
(older?) multi-CPU boards.
So if you're doing high-res timing, it's good to make sure you aren't
relying on two different clocks in different places... I ran into this with
MIDI drivers years ago; and wrote a doc:
and a clock-testing utility:
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