Author vstinner
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Date 2014-01-31.10:25:01
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It looks like select() and poll() in Linux < 2.6.28 has a resolution of 1/HZ, where HZ can be retrieved from os.sysconf('SC_CLK_TCK'). Since Linux 2.6.28, hrtimers are now used for timeouts.

"High- (but not too high-) resolution timeouts"
http://lwn.net/Articles/296578/

"What's in hrtimer.git for 2.6.28"
https://lkml.org/lkml/2008/9/20/136

Attached patch improves the resolution field of selectors.BaseSelector.

By the way, resolution should be a method (selector.resolution()) rather than a property, because we may query the kernel to compute the resolution, as shown in the patch.
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