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    SubjectRe: [PATCH rc4-mm2 2/2] posix-timers: use try_to_del_timer_sync()
    George Anzinger <george@mvista.com> wrote:
    >
    > Oleg Nesterov wrote:
    > > sys_timer_settime/sys_timer_delete needs to delete k_itimer->real.timer
    > > synchronously while holding ->it_lock, which is also locked in posix_timer_fn.
    > >
    > > This patch removes timer_active/set_timer_inactive which plays with
    > > timer_list's internals in favour of using try_to_del_timer_sync(),
    > > which was introduced in the previous patch.
    >
    > Is there a particular reason for this, like it does not work, for example, or
    > are you just trying to clean up code?

    The posix-timers code is poking about in the internals of the timer_list
    implementation. It shouldn't, and finding some way to fix that up is
    desirable.
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