del_timer[_sync]

Tobias DiPasquale codeslinger at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 13:41:02 CEST 2004


Hi all,

I have a timer that fires every $X seconds while the module is loaded.
I want to stop and remove the timer upon module unload. What is the
proper way to accomplish this?

In the module's __exit function, I am using this code to remove the timer:

[...]
del_timer_sync( &timer);
if (timer_pending( &timer))
       del_timer( &timer);
[...]

Is this the right way, or unnecessary overkill? I've seen multiple
ideas on how best to properly remove a timer. Thanks in advance! :)

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