re: [RFC] countdown timer driver

From: Dan Kegel (
Date: Mon Dec 09 2002 - 20:46:13 EST

> Questions:
> 1. Is there already a standard kernel interface to this type of timer?

The Posix high-res timer stuff, I think. Have you tried expressing
what you want user programs to do in terms of Posix high-res timers yet?

> 2. Is there any reason to interface/integrate this type of device with the
> high-res timer stuff currently under development for the 2.5 kernel?

Yes; perhaps you could create a service provider interface
for the posix high-res timer stuff, then use that SPI
to plug your hardware in?

I may be way off base here, but it does seem like it's due dilligence
to verify that you're not reinventing an interface here.
- Dan

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