The target platform can provide particular clock chips and/or clock source drivers in addition to the architecture-specific ones. For instance, some device on a PCI bus could implement a timer chip which the application wants to use for timing its threads, in addition to the architected timer found on ARM64 and some ARM-based SoCs. In this case, we would need a specific clock driver, binding the timer hardware to the EVL core.

EVL’s clock device interface gives you a framework for integrating such hardware into the real-time core, which in turns enables applications to use it.

EVL abstracts clock event devices and clock sources (timekeeping hardware) into a single clock element.

int evl_init_clock(struct evl_clock *clock, const struct cpumask *affinity)


evl_init_slave_clock(struct evl_clock *clock, struct evl_clock *master)


int evl_register_clock(struct evl_clock *clock, const struct cpumask *affinity)


void evl_unregister_clock(struct evl_clock *clock)


void evl_announce_tick(struct evl_clock *clock)


void evl_adjust_timers(struct evl_clock *clock, ktime_t delta)


ktime_t evl_read_clock(struct evl_clock *clock)


ktime_t evl_ktime_monotonic(void)


u64 evl_read_clock_cycles(struct evl_clock *clock)


int evl_set_clock_time(struct evl_clock *clock, const struct timespec *ts)


void evl_set_clock_resolution(struct evl_clock *clock, ktime_t resolution)


ktime_t evl_get_clock_resolution(struct evl_clock *clock)


int evl_set_clock_gravity(struct evl_clock *clock, const struct evl_clock_gravity *gravity)


struct evl_clock *evl_get_clock_by_fd(int efd)


void evl_put_clock(struct evl_clock *clock)