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Date:	Tue, 24 Jul 2007 15:43:55 +0200
From:	Patrick McHardy <kaber@...sh.net>
To:	Varun Chandramohan <varunc@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
CC:	Oliver Hartkopp <socketcan@...tkopp.net>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	sri@...ibm.com, dlstevens@...ibm.com, varuncha@...ibm.com,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/4] Add new timeval_to_sec function

Varun Chandramohan wrote:
> Oliver Hartkopp wrote:
> 
>>>>I don't think you should round down timeout values.
>>>>  
>>>>    
>>>>      
>>>
>>>Can you elaborate on that? As per the RFC of MIB ,we need only seconds
>>>granularity. Taking that as the case i dont understand why round down
>>>should not be done?
>>>  
>>>    
>>
>>When you like to create any timeout based on your calculated value, you
>>might run into the problem that your calculated value is set to _zero_
>>even if there was "some time" before the conversion. This might probably
>>not what you indented to get.
>>
>>So what about rounding up with
>>
>>return (tv->tv_sec + (tv->tv_usec + 999999)/1000000);
>>
>>???
>>
>>  
> 
> This can done.  Is this what you were ref to me, Patrick?


Yes, timeouts should usually be at least as long as specified.
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