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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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