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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] ktimers subsystem

On Fri, 23 Sep 2005, Thomas Gleixner wrote:

> The idea of ktimers is to use the requested time given by a timespec in
> human time without any corrections, so we actually can avoid the above.
> Also doing time ordered insertion into a list introduces incompabilities
> between 32/64 bit storage formats.

Except that the (time) range of the list would be limited I don't really
see a big difference.
Anyway, the biggest cost is the conversion from/to the 64bit ns value and
if its main use is sorting, you can use something like this:

typedef union {
u64 tv64;
struct {
#ifdef __BIG_ENDIAN
u32 sec, nsec;
u32 nsec, sec;
} tv;
} ktimespec;

To compare two time values the tv64 value is sufficient.

bye, Roman
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