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SubjectRe: [PATCH] msleep() with hrtimers
Hi,

On Fri, 3 Aug 2007, Arjan van de Ven wrote:

> > Actually the hrsleep() function would allow for submillisecond sleeps,
> > which might be what some of the 450 users really want and they only use
> > msleep(1) because it's the next best thing.
> > A hrsleep() function is really what makes most sense from an API
> > perspective.
>
> I respectfully disagree. The power of msleep is that the unit of sleep
> time is in the name; so in your proposal it would be hr_msleep or
> somesuch. I much rather do the opposite in that case; make the "short"
> name be the best implementation of the requested behavior, and have
> qualifiers for allowing exceptions to that... least surprise and all
> that.

hr_msleep makes no sense. Why should we tie this interface to millisecond
resolution?
Your suggested msleep_approx makes not much sense to me either, since
neither interface guarantees anything and may "approximate" the sleep
(and if the user is surprised by that something else already went wrong).
If you don't like the hrsleep name, we can also call it nanosleep and so
match what we already do for userspace.


bye, Roman
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