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Date:   Wed, 06 May 2020 17:04:06 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:     hkallweit1@...il.com
Cc:     tglx@...utronix.de, corbet@....net, nic_swsd@...ltek.com,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-doc@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 0/2] timer: add fsleep for flexible sleeping

From: Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@...il.com>
Date: Fri, 1 May 2020 23:26:21 +0200

> Sleeping for a certain amount of time requires use of different
> functions, depending on the time period.
> Documentation/timers/timers-howto.rst explains when to use which
> function, and also checkpatch checks for some potentially
> problematic cases.
> 
> So let's create a helper that automatically chooses the appropriate
> sleep function -> fsleep(), for flexible sleeping
> Not sure why such a helper doesn't exist yet, or where the pitfall is,
> because it's a quite obvious idea.
> 
> If the delay is a constant, then the compiler should be able to ensure
> that the new helper doesn't create overhead. If the delay is not
> constant, then the new helper can save some code.
> 
> First user is the r8169 network driver. If nothing speaks against it,
> then this series could go through the netdev tree.

I haven't seen any objections voiced over the new fsleep helper, so
I've applied this series to net-next.

Thank you.

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