Re: White paper on UNIX timers/timing....

From: James Simmons (
Date: Fri Jun 02 2000 - 09:46:27 EST

On Fri, 2 Jun 2000, Steve Hill wrote:

> Greetings.
> I have scoured the list archives and worked with Google and HotBot, but have
> yet to find a nice whitepaper that explains how timing is kept inside a
> UNIX/Linux kernel with respect to wall time, jiffies, RTCs, etc. I have a
> good handle on the concepts, but would like to impart this knowledge to
> someone else and was looking for a resource or two. Anyone? TIA.

The only place I have seen info is Rubini's book Linux Device Drivers. Its
a excellent book even if it's based on the 2.0.X kernels.

Q: Why did they deprecate a.out support in linux?
A: Because a nasty coff is bad for your elf.

James Simmons [] ____/|
fbdev/console/gfx developer \ o.O| =(_)= U

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