trying to set timer_resolution - but... 'unknown directive "timer_resolution"'

Igor Sysoev is at
Tue Apr 28 08:49:44 MSD 2009

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 12:42:41PM +0800, Jeffrey 'jf' Lim wrote:

> as per subject, I'm trying to set timer_resolution in my nginx.conf
> file - but to no avail. When i do an "nginx -t", I get the "unknown
> directive" error message - despite the fact that this should be a
> known directive (see
> So my 2 questions:
> - what's wrong? I have my 'timer_resolution' in http { }. I believe
> this is correct. Looking at the source, this should be correct too
> (it's an "nginx core command"). I've also tried (just in case) setting

As it core command it should be set on global level:

timer_resolution  100ms;

http {

> 'timer_resolution' to '10', instead of '10ms', but to no avail
> - the default value is 0 (wiki needs to be corrected) as per source.
> What does that mean?

0 means that timer_resolution is not ised. 10 means 10 seconds.

Igor Sysoev

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