Subject: CVS commit: src/sys/kern
To: None <>
From: Nathan J Williams <>
List: source-changes
Date: 03/10/2003 23:49:57
Module Name:	src
Committed By:	nathanw
Date:		Mon Mar 10 21:49:57 UTC 2003

Modified Files:
	src/sys/kern: kern_time.c

Log Message:
Change the contract for timer_settime() (the internal routine, not the
syscall sys_timer_settime()) to take an absolute value for realtime
timers. This avoids a pair of gratiuitous conversions with the
possibility that the timer's intermediate value would be 0.0, which
would signal timer_settime() to cancel the timer.

Adjust callers of timer_settime() to compensate; catch the case where
sys_timer_settime() with an absolute time value of now and a virtual
timer would also be subtracted down to a timer-cancelling 0.0.

This should fix the bug seen in libpthread's nanosleep() where certain
applications, such as xmms, would wedge with unexpired userlevel

To generate a diff of this commit:
cvs rdiff -r1.66 -r1.67 src/sys/kern/kern_time.c

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