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SubjectRe: [linux-pm] [PATCH 0/8] Suspend block api (version 6)
On Fri, 14 May 2010, Brian Swetland wrote:

> In tickless mode, the time until next timer is a signed int, so the
> longest the kernel will ever sleep is ~2 seconds at a go. In
> practice, userspace entities often have polling behavior that can
> trigger more often than that, and I've observed some kernel periodic
> timers (haven't cataloged them recently) that happen more often than
> once a second.

Paul and Kevin, how does the OMAP implementation handle these
difficulties?
Also, how does it handle the issue of ill-behaved apps?

Alan Stern



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