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SubjectRE: [PATCH] More time clean up stuff.
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Hi George.

I'm ignoring the rest of this - it makes sense to me, but I'm
no expert in it. However, your last point is one I can comment
about as I've dealt with it professionally many times.

> clock_nanosleep is changed to round up to the next jiffie to
> cover starting between jiffies.

Isn't this a case of replacing one error with another, where
one of the two errors is unavoidable?

1. In the old case, the sleep will on average be half a jiffie
LESS than the requested period.

2. In the new case, the sleep will on average be half a jiffie
MORE than the requested period.

One or the other is unavoidable if a jiffie is the basic unit
of time resolution of the system. However, the error is totally
meaningless if we are asking to sleep for more than 15 jiffies.

Best wishes from Riley.
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