Re: [RFC] /dev/itimer

From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Tue Aug 01 2006 - 11:30:50 EST

On Tue, 2006-08-01 at 16:40 +0200, Clemens Ladisch wrote:
> Edgar Toernig wrote:
> > this is a simple driver which provides interval timers via
> > file descriptors.
> Interval timers are already available with ALSA (although ALSA's timer
> API is neither as simple nor as script-friendly as this one).

A generic timer interface like this one should not depend on sound
support. As Bill Huey has mentioned, something like this would be good
on RT embedded systems, and ALSA is not something I would want to add to
an embedded system if I didn't need to.

-- Steve

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