Re: Temporarily reducing precision of DOMHighResTimeStamp in Chrome

Yes, the timestamps produced by will always be
monotonically increasing.

On 8 January 2018 at 16:15, Ben Maurer <> wrote:

> Will the time stamps be monotonic?
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Jan 8, 2018, at 4:22 AM, Ross McIlroy <> wrote:
> As part of our mitigations against Speculative Side Channel Attacks
> <>, Chrome 64 will
> reduce the resolution of DOMHighResTimeStamps to 100us. We are also
> introducing 100us of random jitter to the clock edges to prevent attempts
> to increase resolution via edge-thresholding.  The returned time will be
> within +/100us of real time, however there will be no guarantee as to
> duration (in real time) of clock pulses between these 100us intervals.
> We intend for this to be a temporary measure while other mitigation are
> introduced, however we do not have a timeline for restoring the previous
> precision.
> Ross / Sami

Received on Monday, 8 January 2018 16:27:19 UTC