This is a discussion on Re: New "timeout" api, to replace callout - FreeBSD ; In message: "Poul-Henning Kamp" writes: : In message , "M. Warner Losh" writes: : : >There are a number of places in the tree that use a parameter of '1' : >today to mean "next time that's convenient." Some of ...
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: In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "M. Warner Losh" writes:
: >There are a number of places in the tree that use a parameter of '1'
: >today to mean "next time that's convenient." Some of these places are
: >clever and know that HZ is never < 100 or > 1000 (or so they think),
: >while others are just sloppy code.
: Yes, but those can hardly be called "concrete" in terms of wanting
: to know what they mean, can they ? :-)
: The only way I can see we can deal with them in the short term,
: is to ask for timeouts of "1000000 / hz, TIMEOUT_USEC"
Or have a "timeout_soon" function like you have the other timeout
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