Re: [PATCH][2.5] hangcheck-timer

From: Joel Becker (
Date: Tue Jan 21 2003 - 15:30:03 EST

On Tue, Jan 21, 2003 at 12:03:58PM -0800, john stultz wrote:
> boxes), might you consider continuing using get_cycles() for now,
> however place it behind a my_gettimeofday() function. That way, once
> this issue is fixed, we can just do a simple
> s/my_gettimeofday/do_gettimeofday on your code and be done with it?

        I'll look at that. It's not as convenient an interface as one
long long, though. :-)

> Oh yea, one more thing: I gave the earlier released 2.4 module a whirl,
> and the printk() before machine_restart() never gets flushed out to the
> logs. Makes it a bit confusing if you are trying to determine if the
> hangcheck module or something else bounced the box.

        What kernel were you running? I've seen printk()s get lost on a
couple Red Hat kernels, but not on vanilla. That's not to say it can't
happen, of course.



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