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SubjectRe: [PATCH] alternate Posix timer patch
mbs wrote:
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> the way I handled this was that the timerid was the (kernel space) address of
> the dynamically allocated timer structure. this provides a fairly low
> likelyhood of duplicate timerid's value....

Yes, but this is a VERY messy pointer which must be verified
to not cause a kernel fault before it can even be
dereferenced... nuff said.

-g

by the way, the address mbs@mc.com fails. Maybe you could
use something I can mail to.
>
> On Wednesday 23 October 2002 15:48, Jim Houston wrote:
> > george anzinger wrote:
> > > Jim Houston wrote:
> > > I have also looked at the timer index stuff and made a few
> > > changes. If it get it working today, I will include it
> > > also. My changes mostly revolved around not caring about
> > > reusing a timer id. Would you care to comment on why you
> > > think reuse is bad?
> > >
> > > With out this feature the code is much simpler and does not
> > > keep around dead trees.
> > >
> > > -g
> >
> > Hi George,
> >
> > I assume the rationale is that not reusing the same id immediately helps
> > catch errors in user code. Since the id space is global, there
> > is more chance that one process may be manipulating another processes
> > timer. Reusing the same id makes this sort of problem harder to
> > catch.
> >
> > The main reason I changed this in my patch is to avoid the CONFIG
> > limit on the number of timers. Since I don't have the fixed array,
> > I need a way to safely translate a user-space id into a kernel pointer.
> >
> > Jim Houston Concurrent Computer Corp.
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