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Date:	Wed, 6 Feb 2008 22:54:19 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Rientjes <>
To:	Sven Wegener <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ipvs: Make the synchronization interval controllable

On Thu, 7 Feb 2008, Sven Wegener wrote:

> Negative values will be converted to MAX_JIFFY_OFFSET by msecs_to_jiffies and
> result in a very long interval. A too long interval will be a good way to get
> your system OOM. We could use an unsigned int or even restrict the value with
> proc_dointvec_minmax. I'd prefer the latter, that's what I already had in my
> mind and it also protects from unintentionally choosing a too long interval.

Yeah, you're definitely going to want an upper bound on acceptable values 
and not allow anything negative for the aforementioned reason.

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