[Haskell-cafe] Re: GHC concurrency runtime "breaks" every 497 (and a bit) days

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 10:36:45 EST 2007

Neil Davies wrote:
> I've prototyped a fix for this issue which will now only wrap every
> 585,000 years or so. It also removes the 1/50th of a second timer
> resolution for the runtime. This means that the additional 20ms (or
> thereabouts) of delay in the wakeup has gone.
> This means that GHC is now on a par with any other program, i.e. down
> to the resolution of the  jiifies within the O/S.
> I've done the non-Windows branch of the GHC.Conc - but I'll need some
> help with the windows branch.
> Anyone out there able to help with the intricacies of Windows?

Thanks Neil, just submit your patch and we'll look into making similar changes 
on Windows.


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