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timer_getoverrun - returns an overrun count


The timer_getoverrun function returns the overrun count for a specified timer. The overrun count is equal to the number of times the expiration callback was invoked since the last time the timer expired.

The timer_getoverrun function works by reading the timer's state and therefore the overrun count may be stale by the time it is returned. If the timer is in the process of expiring, the overrun count may not agree with the actual overrun count since the expiration callback started running.


  • timer_id : timer_t - identifier of the timer whose overrun count should be returned.

Available Tags

  • K - Originated from kernel-space.
  • U - Originated from user space (for example, pointer to user space memory used to get it)
  • TOCTOU - Vulnerable to TOCTOU (time of check, time of use)
  • OPT - Optional argument - might not always be available (passed with null value)






Used to log the timer identifier and the overrun count.

Example Use Case

This event can be used to track the behavior of a timer and its overrun count over time.



  • timer_settime - used to set up the timer which will be tracked with timer_getoverrun.

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