Re: [RFC] Fwd: Re: Fwd: Linux Kernel: down_timeout

From: Rusty Russell (
Date: Sat Aug 17 2002 - 02:54:35 EST

In message <200208151157327.SM00152@there> you write:
> I'm no kernel guru, but this looks really useful. You
> should probably send it to the linux-kernel list and to
> Rusty Russel -- it would be a particularly useful extra
> feature for his futexes.

Hi Rupert,
        That's Russell (two l's) 8)

> > Does anybody of you know why it hasnt been implemented in
> > the kernel until now?

I think because it can be faked up with SIGALRM. And if that's too
slow, you can use futexes which have this anyway.


  Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell.
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