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Subject[patch 06/23] time: fix timeout overflow
From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>

prevent timeout overflow if timer ticks are behind jiffies (due to high
softirq load or due to dyntick), by limiting the valid timeout range
to MAX_LONG/2.

Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
--
include/linux/jiffies.h | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
Index: linux-2.6.18-mm2/include/linux/jiffies.h
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.18-mm2.orig/include/linux/jiffies.h 2006-09-30 01:41:15.000000000 +0200
+++ linux-2.6.18-mm2/include/linux/jiffies.h 2006-09-30 01:41:16.000000000 +0200
@@ -142,13 +142,13 @@ static inline u64 get_jiffies_64(void)
*
* And some not so obvious.
*
- * Note that we don't want to return MAX_LONG, because
+ * Note that we don't want to return LONG_MAX, because
* for various timeout reasons we often end up having
* to wait "jiffies+1" in order to guarantee that we wait
* at _least_ "jiffies" - so "jiffies+1" had better still
* be positive.
*/
-#define MAX_JIFFY_OFFSET ((~0UL >> 1)-1)
+#define MAX_JIFFY_OFFSET ((LONG_MAX >> 1)-1)

/*
* We want to do realistic conversions of time so we need to use the same
--

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