Re: [PATCH] Consolidate multiple implementations of jiffies-msecsconversions.
From: Edgar Toernig
Date: Fri Mar 26 2004 - 15:49:08 EST
Sridhar Samudrala wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Mar 2004, Edgar Toernig wrote:
> > Sridhar Samudrala wrote:
> > >
> > >[...]
> > > -#define MSECS(ms) (((ms)*HZ/1000)+1)
> > > -return (((ms)*HZ+999)/1000);
> > > +return (msecs / 1000) * HZ + (msecs % 1000) * HZ / 1000;
> > Did you check that all users of the new version will work correctly
> > with your rounding? Explicit round-up of delays is often required,
> > especially when talking to hardware...
> I guess you are referring to cases when HZ < 1000(ex: 100) and msecs is
> less than 10. In those cases, the new version returns 0, whereas some of the
> older versions return 1.
Exactly - but not only <10. Any value that is not exactly representable
in jiffies. I.e. for a delay of 15ms one has to wait 2 jiffies on a 100HZ
system. Your version would give 1 jiffy = 10ms -- too short.
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