Re: [RFC] schedule_timeout_range()

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Tue Jul 22 2008 - 00:34:09 EST

On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 13:56:29 +1000
Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Rather than specific "deadline" values (which we can't guarantee
> anyway), or vague "can defer" values, I would prefer just a small
> selection of maybe orders of magnitude flags, maybe SECONDS,
> MILLISECONDS, MICROSECONDS which gives an amount of delay the kernel
> might add to the timer.

the problem is that many of these are "I'd like a timeout between 30
and 40 seconds" (think scsi timeouts or networkcard timeouts)

it's not just specific slack units.

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