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@ 1998-06-26  7:30 Frank W. Miller
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From fwmiller Fri Jun 26 10:29 EDT 1998
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Subject: Re: timer idioms in embedded system
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 10:29:36 -0400 (EDT)
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> I'd like to change this to use a single counter incremented by the
> interrupt. Client code would wait for the counter to increment to a
> desired value. Example wait code might be

You might want to look at the timer management for TCP in XINU.
They keep a list of timeouts.  All but the first are deltas so
the first element is the only one decremented on an interrupt.
Check Comer's ``Internetworking with TCP/IP: Vol 2''.

> How should I handle rollover? I expect the counter to be 32-bit, and the
> interrupt tick to be 1 millisecond. The rollover should occur about
> every 46 days.

I use a daemon that pops up every so often, once a day or once a week,
and resets the counter.


Frank W. Miller                           Department of Computer Science                               University of Maryland             College Park, Maryland 20742

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