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Date:	Wed, 21 Apr 2010 09:33:56 -0500
From:	Timur Tabi <timur.tabi@...il.com>
To:	Kumar Gala <galak@...nel.crashing.org>
Cc:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, afleming@...escale.com,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gianfar: Wait for both RX and TX to stop

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 7:17 AM, Kumar Gala <galak@...nel.crashing.org> wrote:

> I understand, its more a sense that we are saying we want to time out for what I consider a catastrophic HW failure.

And how else will you detect and recover from such a failure without a
timeout?  And are you absolutely certain that there will never be a
programming failure that will cause this loop to spin forever?

If you're really opposed to a timeout, you can still use
spin_event_timeout() by just setting the timeout to -1 and adding a
comment explaining why.

-- 
Timur Tabi
Linux kernel developer at Freescale
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