[ut2004] kernel tickrate (Hz) and server tickrate

Bill Fraser bill.fraser at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 22:52:09 EST 2006

On 1/17/06, rob larkin <manifold at manifoldone.com> wrote:
> Thetargos Fal wrote:
> >Apparently people with recent kernel builds have been benefitting from a
> >higher kernel-side tickrate than the stock 250 Hz (as of 2.6.13 and up)
> >on game servers. How do these two items relate and how beneficial (to
> >the server) it would be to have high system tickrate and low-latency
> >voluntary kernel-preemption enabled? What bout higher server tickrates?
> I thought the default timer frequency was 1000 Hz until the option was
> introduced.
> Rob

Prior to 2.5.26, Linux on x86 hardware used 100 as the HZ value.

- Bill

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