Re: Which CPU do timers run on?

george anzinger (
Mon, 10 Sep 2001 11:34:21 -0700

Timur Tabi wrote:
> When I create a timer (init_timer(), etc) on an SMP system, will the timer
> always run on one CPU, or can it run on any CPU? If I disabled interrupts on
> only one CPU, will that disable the timer completely?
I believe that timers, like other interrupts, are handled by the CPU
pool. Interrupts can be pinned to a particular cpu, but I don't think
the timer interrupt is.

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