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timer_delete - deletes previously created timer


timer_delete() deletes the specified timer, timer_id. The timer must have been created by a previous call to timer_create(2) and must not have been already deleted. The associated clock, allocated memory and timer overrun handlers are all released. If a required underlying alarm request was issued to the real-time clock, it is also canceled. After a successful timer_delete() call, the timer_t value is invalid and should not be reused.


  • timer_id:timer_t[K] - ID of the timer to be deleted.

Available Tags

  • K - Originated from kernel-space.




Kprobe + Kretprobe


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Example Use Case

timer_delete can be used to delete a timer, which was created by a previous call to timer_create(2), in order to prevent it from expiring.


If a call to timer_delete() fails, the timer may be left in an undefined state, which can cause the timer to be reused at a future point in time.

timer_create(2) - creates a timer, which can later be deleted by timer_delete().

This document was automatically generated by OpenAI and needs review. It might not be accurate and might contain errors. The authors of Tracee recommend that the user reads the "events.go" source file to understand the events and their arguments better.