Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Jun 2013 14:35 UTC
Mac OS X The third and final WWDC product I want to talk about is - of course - OS X 10.9 Mavericks. While iOS 7 was clearly the focus of this year's WWDC, its venerable desktop counterpart certainly wasn't left behind. Apple announced OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the first OS X release not to carry the name of a big cat.
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Timer coalescing
by Lion on Thu 13th Jun 2013 18:59 UTC
Lion
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2007-03-22

I don't know enough about the technical details to know if this fear is in any way grounded, but wouldn't timer coalescing result in a slight latency on user actions?
Clock speed increases would presumably hide this over time, but can someone with a better technical understanding of the impact of timer coalescing comment on the likelihood of this being at all user-perceptible?

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RE: Timer coalescing
by kaiwai on Fri 14th Jun 2013 14:58 in reply to "Timer coalescing"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't know enough about the technical details to know if this fear is in any way grounded, but wouldn't timer coalescing result in a slight latency on user actions?

Clock speed increases would presumably hide this over time, but can someone with a better technical understanding of the impact of timer coalescing comment on the likelihood of this being at all user-perceptible?


Windows 7 already does this and I haven't noticed any impact - from what I understand those which really must wake up the CPU will do so but those whose tasks aren't time bounce sensitive then they'll be held back a few milliseconds to avoid having to wake up the CPU unnecessarily.

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