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SubjectRe: [take24 0/6] kevent: Generic event handling mechanism.
Jeff Garzik wrote:
> I think we have lived with relative timeouts for so long, it would be
> unusual to change now. select(2), poll(2), epoll_wait(2) all take
> relative timeouts.

I'm not talking about always using absolute timeouts.

I'm saying the timeout parameter should be a struct timespec* and then
the flags word could have a flag meaning "this is an absolute timeout".
I.e., enable both uses,, even make relative timeouts the default.
This is what the modern POSIX interfaces do, too, see clock_nanosleep.

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