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Date:	Wed, 30 May 2007 21:32:18 +0200
From:	Patrick McHardy <>
To:	Venki Pallipadi <>
CC:	Stephen Hemminger <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	linux-kernel <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] Make net watchdog timers 1 sec jiffy aligned

Venki Pallipadi wrote:
> On Wed, May 30, 2007 at 08:42:32PM +0200, Patrick McHardy wrote:
>>It seems wasteful to add per-packet overhead for tx timeouts, which
>>should be an exception. Do drivers really care about the exact
>>timeout value? Compared to a packet transmission time its incredibly
>>long anyways ..
> I agree. Doing a mod_timer or hrtimer_forward to push forward may add to the
> complexity depending on how often TX happens.
> Are the drivers really worried about exact timeouts here?

Just guessing, but I don't think they are, after all timers can be late.

> Can we use rounding for the timers that are more than a second, at least?

Also sounds reasonable.
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