2.4.0-test10 finally received a mechanism which allows a userprogram to
find about the frequency at which times() is counting by calling
sysconf(_SC_CLK_TCK). It requires glibc 2.2 from 2000-11-01 or later.
As the result I plan to remove our current kernel patches which fake
a 100HZ rate for machines with clock rates other than 100Hz as soon as
I can assume glibc 2.2 to be reasonably well established. Since the
Linux distribution work for 2.0 is already essentilly dead I hope this
will soon be the case.
Right now DECstations are the only affected machines; everybody else can
ignore this message.