Re: [rfc] aio-core for 2.5.29 (Re: async-io API registration for 2.5.29)

From: Chris Friesen (
Date: Thu Aug 01 2002 - 10:00:15 EST

Benjamin LaHaise wrote:

> After thinking about it further, there is one problem with when that is
> avoided with timeout: if the system time is changed between the timeout
> calculation and the time the kernel calculates the jiffies offset, the
> process could be delayed much longer than desired (and fixing this case
> is hard enough that it should be avoided in typical code). Tradeoffs...

Now if we had a constant monotonic source of time--say 64-bit nanoseconds since
boot--this wouldn't be a problem.


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