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

Jeffrey 'jf' Lim at
Tue Apr 28 08:42:41 MSD 2009

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
'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?

This is with the latest stable, nginx 0.6.36.


In the meantime, here is your PSA:
"It's so hard to write a graphics driver that open-sourcing it would not help."
    -- Andrew Fear, Software Product Manager, NVIDIA Corporation

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