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Our use of clock_gettime CLOCK_MONOTONIC_RAW slows things down #5202

ahupowerdns opened this Issue Mar 24, 2017 · 2 comments


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ahupowerdns commented Mar 24, 2017

  • Program: dnsdist
  • Issue type: Bug report

Short description

On common Linux platforms, CLOCK_MONOTONIC_RAW does not benefit from vDSO speedups.

Netflix/rend#96 (comment) has some insightful discussion and links. I've verified that if you remove _RAW, strace no longer shows clock_gettime.


  • Operating system: various versions of Linux I tried
  • Software version: dnsdist 1.1
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@rgacogne rgacogne added this to the dnsdist-1.2.0 milestone Mar 26, 2017

@rgacogne rgacogne added enhancement and removed defect labels Mar 26, 2017


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rgacogne commented Aug 3, 2017

Among other things, #5576 moves from CLOCK_MONOTONIC_RAW to CLOCK_MONOTONIC.

@rgacogne rgacogne modified the milestones: dnsdist-1.3.0, dnsdist-1.2.0 Aug 3, 2017


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rgacogne commented Nov 2, 2017

Fixed by #5576.

@rgacogne rgacogne closed this Nov 2, 2017

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