Interface for the system tick timer.
A system tick timer provides a countdown timer to enforce process scheduling quantums. Implementations should have consistent timing while the CPU is active, but need not operate during sleep.
On most chips, this will be implemented by the core (e.g. the ARM core), but some chips lack this optional peripheral, in which case it might be implemented by another timer or alarm controller.
fn set_timer(&self, us: u32)
Sets the timer as close as possible to the given interval in microseconds.
Callers can assume at least a 24-bit wide clock. Specific timing is dependent on the driving clock. In practice, increments of 10ms are most accurate and values up to 400ms are valid.
fn greater_than(&self, us: u32) -> bool
Returns if there is at least
us microseconds left
fn overflowed(&self) -> bool
Returns true if the timer has expired
Resets the timer
Resets the timer to 0 and disables it
fn enable(&self, with_interrupt: bool)
Enables the timer
Enabling the timer will begin a count down from the value set with
with_interrupt- if set, an expiring timer will fire an interrupt.
impl SysTick for ()[src]
SysTick implementation in which the timer never expires.
Using this implementation is functional, but will mean the scheduler cannot interrupt non-yielding processes.