Re: 2.5.13 IDE and preemptible kernel problems

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Mon May 06 2002 - 11:01:02 EST

> > immediately that there is a need for single argument
> > time_past() or whatever and I turn spinlock debugging on :-).
> Hmm.. Something like
> #define timeout_expired(x) time_after(jiffies, (x))
> migth indeed make sense.

That would be good because in the longer term the elimination of random
references to jiffies is pretty essential to low power devices and for
things like S/390 scaling.

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