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SubjectRe: Uptime timer-wrap
On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> Do you have an idea where to look? I need to prevent the possibility
> of waiting forever for an event that may never occur, with interrupts
> disabled, on at least one embedded system. Any wait-forever possibility
> must be interruptible because any watch-dog timer that re-boots will end
> up destroying data that must never be lost.

Remove the 'wait forever' (really if you're waiting forever you have a
bug anyway, be it hardware or otherwise) and break the entire kernel? Or
perhaps sprinkle timeouts in every little crevice of the kernel code.

Zwane

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