Subject: Re: CVS commit: syssrc
To: Konrad Schroder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 07/14/2000 14:11:26
On Fri, Jul 14, 2000 at 02:04:18PM -0700, Konrad Schroder wrote:
> Yes...I had assumed hzto did a straight conversion. (I still think that
> adding just to subtract is kind of silly, especially when both have to
> be at splclock().)
I guess the idea is that things that use hzto() might be doing someting
with an absolute time value, not a relative one.
> Since the timer is handled by tsleep, what is the "timeout already
> expired" case, that needs to be distinguished from "caller wants to wait
Since hzto() returns 0 for "expired already", passing that to tsleep()
will cause it to sleep forever when you really want it to not sleep at
all (because you would have been awakened already).
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>