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Solaris Tunable Parameters Reference Manual
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Timers

hires_tick

Description

When set, this parameter causes the Solaris OS to use a system clock rate of 1000 instead of the default value of 100.

Data Type

Signed integer

Default

0

Range

0 (disabled) or 1 (enabled)

Dynamic?

No. Causes new system timing variable to be set at boot time. Not referenced after boot.

Validation

None

When to Change

When you want timeouts with a resolution of less than 10 milliseconds, and greater than or equal to 1 millisecond.

Commitment Level

Unstable

timer_max

Description

Specifies the number of POSIXTM timers available.

Data Type

Signed integer

Default

32

Range

0 to MAXINT

Dynamic?

No. Increasing the value can cause a system crash.

Validation

None

When to Change

When the default number of timers offered by the system is inadequate. Applications receive an EAGAIN error when executing timer_create system calls.

Commitment Level

Unstable

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