Topic: Programming HPET

Familiarized with programming HPET, remained in lungs . Whether is though any practical sense in record in the register of the comparator of absolute value of the counter, instead of relative? That is, whether there are applications in which such programming method is preferable? I, except a problem with possible putting off of following event for the period of a full stroke of the counter, any advantages do not see. Therefore surprises, why developers, providing logic of hardware magnification of value of the comparator in a periodic duty, did not use it for the job of an initial interval.