LOGARITHMIC TIMER MANAGEMENT ALGORITHM
Original Publication Date: 1997-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-19
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.