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    SubjectRe: [PATCH v4] introduce macro spin_event_timeout()
    > Are you talking about the udelay() inside the loop?  If so, I agree
    > that this is bad and have removed it in the PowerPC-specific version:

    The behaviour you want there is system specific - 10uS is a minimum
    politeness value for x86 PCI bus for example.

    > rdtsc instruction. In this case, we're not adding arbitrary delays
    > into the loop, and we're not using jiffies, but we are
    > architecture-dependent.

    and not useful

    A macro of this form really needs to be able to look like

    spin_until_timeout(readb(foo) & 0x80, 30 * HZ) {
    /* Maybe do other stuff */

    to be more generally useful

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