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drv_hztousec

Section: Kernel Functions for Drivers (9F)
Updated: 16 Jan 2006
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NAME

drv_hztousec - convert clock ticks to microseconds  

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/ddi.h>

clock_t drv_hztousec(clock_t hertz);  

INTERFACE LEVEL

Architecture independent level 1 (DDI/DKI).  

PARAMETERS

hertz The number of clock ticks to convert.

 

DESCRIPTION

The drv_hztousec() function converts into microseconds the time expressed by hertz, which is in system clock ticks.

The kernel variable lbolt, whose value should be retrieved by calling ddi_get_lbolt(9F), is the length of time the system has been up since boot and is expressed in clock ticks. Drivers often use the value of lbolt before and after an I/O request to measure the amount of time it took the device to process the request. The drv_hztousec() function can be used by the driver to convert the reading from clock ticks to a known unit of time.  

RETURN VALUES

The number of microseconds equivalent to the hertz parameter. No error value is returned. If the microsecond equivalent to hertz is too large to be represented as a clock_t, then the maximum clock_t value will be returned.  

CONTEXT

The drv_hztousec() function can be called from user, interrupt, or kernel context.  

SEE ALSO

ddi_get_lbolt(9F), drv_usectohz(9F), drv_usecwait(9F)

Writing Device Drivers


 

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PARAMETERS
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RETURN VALUES
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SEE ALSO

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