In fact the function is much more complex since it might tune

the value 10,000 slightly. This may be necessary if an adjtimex( ) system call has been issued (see Section 6.7.2

later in this chapter).

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6.5 Updating System Statistics

The kernel, among the other time-related duties, must periodically collect several data used to:

• Checking the CPU resource limit of the running processes

• Computing the average system load

• Profiling the kernel code

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