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SubjectRe: Uptime timer-wrap
On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:

> 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

The kernel is waiting forever as previously shown.


Cheers,
Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.4.18 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
The US military has given us many words, FUBAR, SNAFU, now ENRON.
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