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Date:	Sat, 8 Mar 2014 19:00:56 -0800
From:	Greg KH <>
To:	Chase Southwood <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 1/2] Staging: comedi: convert while loops to timeouts

On Fri, Mar 07, 2014 at 07:43:04PM -0600, Chase Southwood wrote:
> This patch changes a handful of while loops to timeouts to prevent
> infinite looping on hardware failure. A couple such loops are in a
> function (s626_debi_transfer()) which is called from critical sections,
> so comedi_timeout() is unusable for them, and an iterative timeout is
> used instead. For the while loops in a context where comedi_timeout() is
> allowed, a new callback function, s626_send_dac_eoc(), has been defined
> to evaluate the conditions that the while loops are testing.  The new
> callback employs a switch statement based on a simple new enum so that
> it is usable for all of the different conditions tested in while loops
> in s626_send_dac().  The proper comedi_timeout() calls are then used.

Your subject seems to be missing a word at the end of it :(
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