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Re: select/poll bug?

On Sun, 2008-08-03 at 13:36 -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Aug 2008 13:18:14 -0400
> "Greg A. Woods; Planix, Inc." <> wrote:
> > You still haven't said why you need a timer that can handle in one  
> > setting the span of the entire maximum possible lease time.  Why not  
> > set a regular interval timeout and decrement the elapsed time from
> > the lease TTL every time the timeout happens until finally there's no
> > time remaining on the lease, perhaps adjusting the interval of the
> > timeout as the lease nears its expiry time.
> > 
> Agreed.  (If memory serves, I've had problems with leases on laptops
> because the timer didn't run while it was suspended.)

When a laptop comes out of suspension, it should inform the DHCP client
to renew it's lease as it may be on a different subnet now.



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