New timer interface: - allows adding timers dynamically - supports one shot and periodic timers - precise - allows timeouts < 0.5 s (depends on the config., by default min. timeout = 62.5 ms) - based on a 3 level hierarchical timing wheel - very fast - low overhead for timer functions (most of the time, the excetion is timer_del which take can take quite a long time in special situations) - supports "slow" timers (compile option, by default on), "slow" timer = a timer handler which is declared as possible taking a long timer to execute. - backward compatible: old timer functions are preserverd => no changes needed for the existing code (although migration to the new interface is recommended) For more information read doc/timers.txt. tm timer update will follow shortly (this week).
Andrei Pelinescu-Onciul authored on 05/12/2005 18:29:30