Does anyone know why the Dreamhost servers are the only ones I have ever seen that do not have accurate microtime functions and the load reading is always wrong?
(this can be easily seen via PHP but also perl, etc)
The effects of this are bizzare - programs that try to time their page generation times get negative results and the load often reads ridiculously high when it’s obviously not or the page would not even be rendering.
Is this because of the AMD multi-core bug that needs a patch to fix the timers? Is it possible the servers are just not patched?
Obviously this is not critical by any means but it is annoying at times when you are trying to get accurate page rendering times.