Can anyone explain to me how timers in computers work and/or what the NOOP instruction does?
Let's say a processor is running at 49,161 MIPS, does that mean that if I tell it to do something in 5 minutes or at a specific time it just keeps running 49,000M NOOP instructions and checks whether the next scheduled time has arrived to execute something? Why doesn't it burn up? What does the NOOP do?
Also, how would one implement a scheduler that runs a task at some time (e.g. cron in unix-based OSes or the Task Scheduler in Windows)?
>Can anyone explain to me how timers in computers work and/or what the NOOP instruction does?
Timers are interrupts. NOOPs are "no operation". They are typically used when no work needs to be done or you're waiting for a reg forward from later in the pipeline.
>Let's say a processor is running at 49,161 MIPS, does that mean that if I tell it to do something in 5 minutes or at a specific...
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There are two ways. In software, most OS have a sys call for timers and sleeping. You just make a sys call and the processor pits that thread to sleep for the specified time.
In hardware, you have a reg that holds "ticks". These increment atomically each clock cycle and is usually tied to processor frequency
Can /g/ explain me .a .lib .so and .o files faster than my lecturer? Let's start!
why does my google earth look low quality compared to other peoples screen shots. how do i increase quality
so /g/ i need your help , u have till September to learn how to make an web-based android application (i really need the money) i already have some experience in programming .
any way from where should i start what video should i watch or any advice in general ???
At what age did you grow out of Linux?
14. Back before I went on /g/, I used Ubuntu for like a year, back when I had a shitty laptop and all I did was play Minecraft and watch YouTube videos and do homework, and then I got bored of it because I couldn't play anything else I had on steam.
>just found out one of my ram sticks wasn't in all the way
>mfw I've gone three years with just 2gb of ram and didn't notice because everything ran just fine
>mfw there are people here with 8gb or more of ram for literally no reason
Free will is an illusion and you are literally memes.
I've just reinstalled my os and now chrome won't sync my +100 bookmarks. What do? Tried everything I found googling.
Is Telemetry unethical?
Not if you agreed to it.
In most cases telemetry just saves data about the program itself, how it performs, what it does, do any problems occur + anonymous info about the host.
It's vital to understand your target demographic if you'd like your things to succeed
I would like to have a mature, open discussion about Windows 10 Telemetry. I just want to have a general discussion about that particular subject.
How do you propose I create a thread about this subject in a way that you wouldn't consider it bait?
Can webms be viewed on Safari without some plugin? Right now I'm using the VLC plugin and I have to open webms in a new window.
WRITE A PROGRAM IN YOUR FAVORITE LANGUAGE THAT CALCULATES THE FIBONACCI DEPRECIATION RATES FOR A GIVEN NUMBER OF PERIODS
OR THIS BIRD IS GONNA STAB YOU
Now that Google is officially using everything you ever look at on the internet to build a profile on you, it would be a good time to fuzz your search results:
Or, you learn how to make your fingerprint less unique.
Not being logged into Google is a good first step.
Picked up a pair of new HD 598s SE for $80
did I do good?
Is the money good?
Can anyone do it or do you need some kind of requirements?
>install KDE they said
>Qt > GTK+sudo pacman -S plasma
okay...sudo pacman -S kde-applications
This shit is bloated to fuck. Is there any decent DE that uses Qt (protip, LXQt is not decent)
got a call from this number
why do people do this ?