Re: [patch 4/5] net: hip04: Make tx coalesce timer actually work

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Mon Apr 13 2015 - 18:04:09 EST

On Monday 13 April 2015 23:42:03 Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> >
> > Question: this looks to me like it sets both the minimum and maximum
> > time to priv->tx_coalesce_usecs/2, when the intention was to set
> > the minimum to priv->tx_coalesce_usecs/2 and the maximum to
> > priv->tx_coalesce_usecs. Am I missing something subtle here, or did
> > you just misread my original intention from the botched code?
> Yes, I missed that. Simple fix for this is:
> unsigned long t_ns = priv->tx_coalesce_usecs * NSEC_PER_USEC / 2;
> hrtimer_start_range_ns(&priv->tx_coalesce_timer, ns_to_ktime(t_ns),

Ah, good. I have to admit that I'd probably make the same mistake
again if I was to do this for another driver and you hadn't sent
the fix. The hrtimer_set_expires_range() function just looked like
it had been designed for the use case I was interested in ;-).

Any idea how to prevent the next person from making the same mistake?

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