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LOGARITHMIC TIMER MANAGEMENT ALGORITHM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008512D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
William F. Bernd Gerald A Capehart

Abstract

When managing hundreds or thousands of timers in a system, decrementing each timer every "tick" is overly cumbersome. It consumes a relatively large amount of processor resources for only a utility. A timer utility shoud be designed as efficient as possible so it consumes as little processor resources as possible.