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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] New: Omnikey CardMan 4040 PCMCIA Driver
    On Sat, Sep 03, 2005 at 04:27:00PM -0500, Chase Venters wrote:
    > > Below you can find a driver for the Omnikey CardMan 4040 PCMCIA
    > > Smartcard Reader.
    > Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't these #defines be a problem with
    > the new HZ flexibility:

    The defines above certainly have no problems. They want to wait for
    multiples of seconds.

    > /* how often to poll for fifo status change */
    > #define POLL_PERIOD (HZ/100)
    > In particular, 2.6.13 allows a HZ of 100, which would define POLL_PERIOD to 0.
    > Your later calls to mod_timer would be setting cmx_poll_timer to the current
    > value of jiffies.

    100/100 == 1. As far as my limited math skills go, only 0 divided by
    something can give a result of zero ;)

    So yes, the code would poll every 1/100th of a second, even with HZ=100.

    Obviously, if HZ would ever go below 100, the code above would provide
    some problems. I'm not sure what the future plans with HZ are, but I'll
    add an #error statement in case HZ goes smaller than that.

    > Also, you've got a typo in the comments:


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