lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
Hash Suite for Android: free password hash cracker in your pocket
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:   Wed, 06 May 2020 17:04:06 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 0/2] timer: add fsleep for flexible sleeping

From: Heiner Kallweit <>
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.

Powered by blists - more mailing lists