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SubjectRe: [PATCH]: DELAYTIMER_MAX is defined
Eric Piel wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Playing around with the posix timers I've noticed that DELAYTIMER_MAX is
> not defined. This constant is specified in the POSIX specifications. It
> should contain the maximum possible value of overruns on a signal. It is
> also said that the overrun shouldn't overflow. cf
> http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007904975/functions/timer_getoverrun.html
>
> So here is a patch to add this constant and a check that the overrun
> variable never overflow. It's for 2.5.67 but should apply flawlessly to
> 2.5.69 too.
> Actually one could wonder if the test on the overflow is really needed
> has an overrun reaching 2^31 seems very hard to happen. However the
> constant definition is not hurting anything and looks necessary for
> closer POSIX compliance.

I think this is needed in glibc. I am not sure how that relates to
kernel defines.

-g
>
> Eric
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> diff -ur linux-2.5.67-ia64-hrtcore/include/linux/limits.h linux-2.5.67-ia64-hrtimers/include/linux/limits.h
> --- linux-2.5.67-ia64-hrtcore/include/linux/limits.h 2003-04-22 11:10:44.000000000 +0200
> +++ linux-2.5.67-ia64-hrtimers/include/linux/limits.h 2003-05-06 13:45:48.000000000 +0200
> @@ -17,6 +17,8 @@
> #define XATTR_SIZE_MAX 65536 /* size of an extended attribute value (64k) */
> #define XATTR_LIST_MAX 65536 /* size of extended attribute namelist (64k) */
>
> +#define DELAYTIMER_MAX INT_MAX /* # timer expiration overruns a POSIX.1b timer may have */
> +
> #define RTSIG_MAX 32
>
> #endif
> diff -ur linux-2.5.67-ia64-hrtcore/include/linux/posix-timers.h linux-2.5.67-ia64-hrtimers/include/linux/posix-timers.h
> --- linux-2.5.67-ia64-hrtcore/include/linux/posix-timers.h 2003-04-22 11:10:44.000000000 +0200
> +++ linux-2.5.67-ia64-hrtimers/include/linux/posix-timers.h 2003-05-06 16:07:56.000000000 +0200
> @@ -25,6 +59,7 @@
>
> #define posix_bump_timer(timr) do { \
> (timr)->it_timer.expires += (timr)->it_incr; \
> - (timr)->it_overrun++; \
> + if ((timr)->it_overrun < DELAYTIMER_MAX)\
> + (timr)->it_overrun++; \
> }while (0)
> #endif
>

--
George Anzinger george@mvista.com
High-res-timers: http://sourceforge.net/projects/high-res-timers/
Preemption patch: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/rml

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