RFC: New event timers infrastructure

Ed Schouten ed at 80386.nl
Mon Jun 7 08:13:57 UTC 2010

Hi Alexander,

* Alexander Motin <mav at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> Most of x86 systems now has at least 4 types of event timers: i8254,
> RTC, LAPIC and HPET. Respective code in kernel is very tangled, heavily
> hardcoded and absolutely not scalable. I have reimplemented it, trying
> to solve these issues.

Just out of curiosity, how does this work relate to things like having a
tickless kernel?

 Ed Schouten <ed at 80386.nl>
 WWW: http://80386.nl/
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