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Date:	Wed, 2 May 2007 10:44:35 -0700
From:	Stephen Hemminger <>
To:	Jeff Garzik <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 17/20][BNX2]: Enhance the heartbeat.

On Wed, 02 May 2007 04:01:04 -0400
Jeff Garzik <> wrote:

> David Miller wrote:
> > From: Jeff Garzik <>
> > Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 03:38:53 -0400
> > 
> >> * adding code for a situation that never occurs in the upstream kernel.
> > 
> > What we could do is simply have Ingo carry this bnx2 driver patch in
> > his -rt patch series, and then it will propagate into upstream as soon
> > as it matters.
> Seems quite reasonable to me...
> 	Jeff

Maybe if we used a hrtimer in this case, the -rt kernel wouldn't delay
the timer.  Seems like a real time system would have some mechanism
to ensure a timer fires in time.
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