DRV_HZTOUSEC(9F) Kernel Functions for Drivers DRV_HZTOUSEC(9F)

drv_hztousec - convert clock ticks to microseconds

#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/ddi.h>
clock_t drv_hztousec(clock_t hertz);

Architecture independent level 1 (DDI/DKI).

hertz
The number of clock ticks to convert.

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.

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.

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

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

Writing Device Drivers

January 16, 2006 OmniOS