Subject: Re: Preparing callout(9) for a HZ-less kernel
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/18/2007 13:54:33
On Oct 18, 2007, at 12:44 PM, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:

> With dynamic timers I mean to allow platforms which programmable
> one-shot timers to schedule the callouts on a more precise base.
> With the removal of most catch-all interrupts like the slow/fast  
> timers
> in the network code this will allow a lot more sleeping and therefore
> power saving. For the network stack it can also improve performane by
> allowing shorter times for retransmit etc.

Are you planning on using this along with something like Soft Timers?

(Ping me off-line if you need a copy of the paper.)

-- thorpej