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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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