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SubjectRe: better msleep for drivers
Hi!

> > Still longer term I suppose there's really no way around having accurate
> > sleep functions and it's probably better to start testing earlier than later.
>
> No objections, but we should not do that with a stupid msleep
> replacement interface; instead we should expose a flexible in kernel
> variant of hrtimer_nanosleep() which lets the user utilize
> ABS/REL_TIME and the different clocks. A msleep helper can be built on
> top of this very easily.

While you are at it... it would be cool to have

'mdelay(2500 msec), but it is okay to wait 100msec more' -- type
interface, so we could use that for nohz benefit.

Currently, mdelay is 'it is okay to wait 10msec more' interface, and
it would be nice to have that explicit.

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