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SubjectRe: [RFC] Driver writer's guide to sleeping
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On Saturday 25 June 2005 14:29, Oliver Neukum wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Jun 2005, Denis Vlasenko wrote:
>
> > schedule_timeout(timeout)
> > Whee, it has a comment! :)
> > * %TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE - at least @timeout jiffies are guaranteed to
> > * pass before the routine returns. The routine will return 0
[snip]
> > Thus:
> > set_current_state(TASK_[UN]INTERRUPTIBLE);
> > schedule_timeout(timeout_in_jiffies)
> >
> > msleep(ms)
> > Sleeps at least ms msecs.
> > Equivalent to:
> > set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
> > schedule_timeout(timeout)
>
> If and only if you are not on any waitqueue. You may not be interrupted
> by a signal, but you still can be woken with an explicit wake_up()

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--- linux-2.6.12.src/kernel/timer.c.orig Sun Jun 19 16:11:00 2005
+++ linux-2.6.12.src/kernel/timer.c Sat Jun 25 14:50:22 2005
@@ -1059,12 +1059,16 @@ static void process_timeout(unsigned lon
*
* You can set the task state as follows -
*
- * %TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE - at least @timeout jiffies are guaranteed to
- * pass before the routine returns. The routine will return 0
+ * %TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE - at least @timeout jiffies will pass
+ * before the routine returns, unless something explicitly
+ * wakes you up with wake_up_process(). Signals won't interrupt
+ * such sleep.
*
* %TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE - the routine may return early if a signal is
- * delivered to the current task. In this case the remaining time
- * in jiffies will be returned, or 0 if the timer expired in time
+ * delivered to the current task.
+ *
+ * The remaining time in jiffies will be returned, or 0 if the timer
+ * expired in time.
*
* The current task state is guaranteed to be TASK_RUNNING when this
* routine returns.
-
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