[riot-devel] Integration and initialization of the hwtimer

ROUSSEL Kévin Kevin.Roussel at inria.fr
Wed Feb 12 09:53:06 CET 2014

I totally agree: RIOT being designed to be a real-time OS, having 
precise hardware timers is a "must-have" feature (must being meant as in 

Le 10/02/2014 15:04, Oleg Hahm a écrit :
> Dear rioters,
> at today's maintainer meeting [1] we discussed to finally eliminate the
> special treatment of the hwtimer (being a separate module within core). Though
> the kernel itself doesn't require this module, we could not think of any
> useful application without a timer. Since not including and/or initializing
> the hwtimer caused several hard-to-find bugs in the past, we decided to make
> building, linking, and initializing it a default behavior from now on. I'll
> prepare an according PR within the next days.
> If anyone sees a good reason not to do this, speak now of forever hold your
> peace!
> Cheers,
> Oleg
> [1] https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/wiki/Contributing-to-RIOT#wiki-community
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