[Haifux] [HAIFUX LECTURE] How Time Flies: Jiffies, Hi-Res Timers and the Tickless Kernel

Eli Billauer eli at billauer.co.il
Sat Jul 25 21:54:04 MSD 2009

On Monday, July 27th at 18:30, Haifux will gather to hear Gilad 
Ben-Yossef's talk

   How Time Flies: Jiffies, Hi-Res Timers and the Tickless Kernel:


This lecture describes the Linux time keeping mechanism and related 
features, covering:

    * Jiffies and HZ: how the Linux kernel measure the passing of time
    * Hi-Res Timers: Accuracy and precision of the Linux time keeping code
    * Clock sources: abstractions of time keeping hardware
    * Tick-less kernel: how the above contribute to a better Linux 
performance in real time, power consumption and virtualization domains


We meet in Taub building, room 6. For instructions see:

Attendance is free, and you are all invited!

Future lectures:

10/8/09 GCC Profile Guided Optimization: Shachar Shemesh
17/8/09 Mesh networking; kernel, netlink and transport layer sockets: 
Rami Rosen


We are always interested in hearing your talks and ideas. If you wish to 
give a talk, hold a discussion, or just plan some event haifux might be 
interested in, please contact us at webmaster at haifux.org

Web: http://www.billauer.co.il

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