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SubjectRe: [patch 4/4] timerfd.2: Add ioctl method description
Hello Cyrill,

On 07/15/2014 11:54 PM, Cyrill Gorcunov wrote:
> ioctl(2)
> The following commands are supported: TFD_IOC_SET_TICKS to adjust
> the number of the timer expirations that have occurred.
> It take a pointer to nonzero 8-byte integer (uint64_t*) containing
> new number of expirations. Once the number is set any waiter on
> the timer is woken up. The only purpose of this command is to restore
> the expirations in a sake of checkpoint/restore procedure.
> It requires the kernel to be built with CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTORE
> support.

Late... but, patch applied. Thank you.

Cheers,

Michael


> Signed-off-by: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@openvz.org>
> CC: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
> CC: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> CC: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> CC: Andrey Vagin <avagin@openvz.org>
> CC: Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@parallels.com>
> CC: Vladimir Davydov <vdavydov@parallels.com>
> CC: linux-api@vger.kernel.org
> ---
> man2/timerfd_create.2 | 14 ++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+)
>
> Index: man-pages/man2/timerfd_create.2
> ===================================================================
> --- man-pages.orig/man2/timerfd_create.2
> +++ man-pages/man2/timerfd_create.2
> @@ -260,6 +260,20 @@ multiplexing APIs:
> and
> .BR epoll (7).
> .TP
> +.BR ioctl "(2)"
> +The following commands are supported:
> +.B TFD_IOC_SET_TICKS
> +to adjust the number of the timer expirations that have occurred.
> +It take a pointer to nonzero 8-byte integer
> +.RI ( uint64_t *)
> +containing the new number of expirations.
> +Once the number is set any waiter on the timer is woken up.
> +The only purpose of this command is to restore the expirations
> +in a sake of checkpoint/restore procedure.
> +It requires the kernel to be built with
> +.BR CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTORE
> +support.
> +.TP
> .BR close (2)
> When the file descriptor is no longer required it should be closed.
> When all file descriptors associated with the same timer object
>
>


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Michael Kerrisk
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