Integration and initialization of the hwtimer

Dear rioters,

at today's maintainer meeting [1] we discussed to finally eliminate the special treatment of the hwtimer (being a separate module within core). Though the kernel itself doesn't require this module, we could not think of any useful application without a timer. Since not including and/or initializing the hwtimer caused several hard-to-find bugs in the past, we decided to make building, linking, and initializing it a default behavior from now on. I'll prepare an according PR within the next days.

If anyone sees a good reason not to do this, speak now of forever hold your peace!

Cheers, Oleg


I totally agree: RIOT being designed to be a real-time OS, having precise hardware timers is a "must-have" feature (must being meant as in RFC).

Le 10/02/2014 15:04, Oleg Hahm a �crit :