CONFIG_TICKLESS_IDLE

Tickless idle

Type: bool

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This option suppresses periodic system clock interrupts whenever the kernel becomes idle. This permits the system to remain in a power saving state for extended periods without having to wake up to service each tick as it occurs.

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Kconfig definition

At kernel/Kconfig:737

Included via Kconfig:10Kconfig.zephyr:31

Menu path: (top menu) → General Kernel Options

config TICKLESS_IDLE
    bool
    prompt "Tickless idle"
    default "y" if SYS_POWER_MANAGEMENT || TICKLESS_CAPABLE
    help
      This option suppresses periodic system clock interrupts whenever the
      kernel becomes idle. This permits the system to remain in a power
      saving state for extended periods without having to wake up to
      service each tick as it occurs.

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