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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 9/11] Panic delay fix
    Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
    > However I am not really fond of idea of adding constructs like this
    > all over the code:
    > as the time passes... Drivers should be blissfully ignorant of being
    > run on virtual hardware.

    I agree in general, but there are two uses for this ugly construct. One
    is for drivers and isolated sections of code which actually interact
    with the real world. They need real time delays. The only two examples
    so far are SMP coprocessor bootstrapping and blinking LEDs with a
    recognizable frequency. I don't expect many more to show up.

    The other use for this construct is compiling a hardware privileged
    virtual domain that actually drives real hardware - you can just define
    this globally to override any delay masking.

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