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

Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda ladypine at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 09:10:21 MSK 2009

On Monday, November 23rd (TOMORROW) at 18:30, Haifux will gather to hear
Gilad Ben-Yossef talk about

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 (CS Faculty) building, room 6. For instructions see:

Attendance is free, and you are all invited!


This meeting opens this year of Haifux regular events:

07/12/09 0AD: Aviv Sharon, Shimon Grinberg et al.
27/12/09 Nested Virtualization: Muli Ben-Yehuda
04/01/10 The Offline Scheduler: Raz Ben-Yehuda
18/01/10 The FOSS Community as a Social Phenomenon: Yaron Dishon
15/02/10 VoIP in Linux: 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
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