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SubjectRe: [2.6.24.x] UML select()/poll() oversleeping reproducibly
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On 18 Mar 2008, Jeff Dike outgrape:

> Below is another patch.
>
> I was hurt and disappointed by your
>> Eeuuuuw. :)
> so I got rid of the 9/10 thing.

Yay! That's much less dependent on the exact nature of whatever the
underlying bug is :) a random 9/10, well, it just makes my skin itch
even if it does work (unless there turned out to be a fundamental reason
why 9/10 was the right value, that is).

> This version keeps track of the time between ticks (as reported by the
> host's gettimeofday) and adjusts its sleeping and reporting ticks
> accordingly.
>
> It's still undersleeping a little - your little test once reported 19
> seconds for a 20 second sleep. Otherwise, it's reporting sleep times
> that are right on the money.

I think we can live with that. Expecting perfect accuracy, even in a
sleep, is hopeless unless we're niced to realtime priority in any case,
and this looks like it should automatically adapt to varying load on
the host as well, which is really quite neat.

I'll give it an acid test (does ISC dhclient work now?) in a few hours,
when I can afford to drop offline.

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