[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 1/4] drm/i915: add msecs_to_jiffies_timeout to guarantee minimum duration

Daniel Vetter daniel at ffwll.ch
Wed May 22 11:46:49 CEST 2013

On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 9:48 AM, Jani Nikula
<jani.nikula at linux.intel.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 21 May 2013, Imre Deak <imre.deak at intel.com> wrote:
>> We need this to avoid premature timeouts whenever scheduling a timeout
>> based on the current jiffies value. For an explanation see [1].
>> The following patches will take the helper into use.
>> Once the more generic solution proposed in the thread at [1] is accepted
>> this patch can be reverted while keeping the follow-up patches.
>> [1] http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=136854294730957&w=2
> With the name clashes, what happens when the generic solution is merged?
> Blows up the build? To avoid confusion with merging upstream and
> potential stable backports, should we err on the safe side and rename
> these? Or add suitable trickery to use the generic version when
> available?

linux-next should catch such fallout and we can fix up things in the
merge. And since Linus has intel graphics I expect that he'll catch it
if it fails to compile ;-)
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
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