Time namespace

Revision as of 03:35, 13 August 2018 by Avagin (talk | contribs) (TODO)
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Two things (for now) we want to solve with this:

  1. Shift timer's offsets
  2. Make start-time remain "unchanged" after C/R
  3. Continuous flow of monotonic time (CLOCK_MONOTONIC).

What about other kinds of counters like perf events and trace events?


Required in RFC

  • timerfd
  • timer_create()
  • REALTIME offsets
  • COARSE times
  • RAW time
  • vfs modification/creation time should work
  • utime()/utimes()/futimesat() (with times == NULL)
  • utimensat()/futimens() - with UTIME_NOW
  • clock_nanosleep()
  • mq_timedsend()/mq_timedreceive()
  • semtimedop()
  • btime in /proc/stat (used by pstools)
  • starttime in /proc/pid/stat

Maybe later

  • arm64/arm32/s390/power64 - add archs vvar support
  • Adjtime (too complicated for PoC)
  • Cpu time for thread/pid/pgid (times())
  • /proc/stat ticks? (top uses them e.g.)
  • pid creation time (probably different unrelated API)
  • clock_tai - if we care about isolation from host's time