Re: [PATCH] semaphore: Resolve some shadow warnings

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Wed Sep 03 2014 - 05:39:57 EST

On Tue, Sep 02, 2014 at 09:16:23PM +0000, Rustad, Mark D wrote:
> It would, but then it would be unclear as to what units the timeout
> was in. I have no other objection to timeout, I was just trying to
> preserve the meaning in the existing overloaded name. The "n" to me
> suggests a number and, if anything, number of jiffies conveys a more
> precise meaning than simply jiffies did.

Use a comment for the unit. If you look you'll find tons of 'timeout'
variables that measure in jiffies (and others of course).
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