[dpdk-dev] next releases

Thomas Monjalon thomas.monjalon at 6wind.com
Thu Aug 28 11:06:07 CEST 2014

2014-08-28 08:41, Richardson, Bruce:
> As for rte_rdtsc_precise, I'm not sure about its origins, but I'm
> surprised to see that it does not correspond to the rdtscp instruction.
> Can anyone else comment on this one? I would assume it's designed
> to be used to get more accurate measurements of smaller blocks of
> code that we want to benchmark, since rdtsc works best when timing
> larger blocks (in terms of cycle counts, that is, not source lines :-) ).

The good thing with git history (and well written commit logs) is that
we can easily get such answer:

Bruce, do you know how rdtscp is supported across Intel processors?


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