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precise timing in C

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http://stackoverflow.com – I have a little code below. I use this code to output some 1s and 0s (unsigned output[38]) from a GPIO of an embedded board. My Question: the time between two output values (1, 0 or 0, 1) should be 416 microseconds as I define on clock_nanosleep below code, I also used sched_priority() for a better time resolution. However, an oscilloscope (pic below) measurement shows that the time between the two output values are 770 usec . I wonder why do I have that much inaccuracy between the signals? PS. the board(beagleboard) has Linux 3.2.0-23-omap #36-Ubuntu Tue Apr 10 20:24:21 UTC 2012 armv7l arm (HowTos)