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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fix nanosleep() granularity bumps
Andrew Morton wrote:
> george anzinger <george@mvista.com> wrote:
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>>
>>Here is a fix for the problem that eliminates the index from the
>>structure. The index ALWAYS depends on the current value of
>>base->timer_jiffies in a rather simple way which is I exploit. Either
>>patch works, but this seems much simpler...
>
>
> Seems to be a nice change. I think it would be better to get Tim's fix into
> Linus's tree and let your rationalisation bake for a while in -mm.
>
> There is currently a mysterious timer lockup happening on power4 machines.
> I'd like to keep these changes well-separated in time so we can get an
> understanding of what code changes correlate with changed behaviour.

Tell me more...
>
> There are timer changes in Linus's post-2.5.65 tree and your patch generates
> zillions of rejects against everything. Can you send me a diff against
> Linus's latest sometime?

Sure, possibly even tonight.

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