ADD_TIMER(9) Driver Basics ADD_TIMER(9)

NAME add_timer - start a timer

SYNOPSIS void add_timer(struct timer_list * timer);

ARGUMENTS timer the timer to be added

DESCRIPTION The kernel will do a ->function(->data) callback from the timer interrupt at the ->expires point in the future. The current time is ´jiffies´.

The timer´s ->expires, ->function (and if the handler uses it, ->data) fields must be set prior calling this function.

Timers with an ->expires field in the past will be executed in the next timer tick.

COPYRIGHT Kernel Hackers Manual 2.6. September 2014 ADD_TIMER(9)