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* whatever happened to down_timeout()?
@ 2007-02-13 22:41 Chris Friesen
  2007-02-13 23:44 ` Chris Friesen
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Chris Friesen @ 2007-02-13 22:41 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Linux Kernel Mailing List


There has been some discussion on lkml about a function that would 
either down a semaphore or else abort if it couldn't get the semaphore 
in a certain amount of time.  Something along the lines of:

down_timeout(struct semaphore *sem, long timeout);


Does something like this exist?  Does anyone have a working 
implementation?  Does anyone see anything obviously wrong with the 
following version (that I loosely based on one by Rupert Eibauer)?



semaphore.h:

extern int __down_timeout(struct semaphore * sem, unsigned int timeout);


/* "timeout" is the number of jiffies to wait.
  * Returns -ETIME if timeout period expires.
  */
static inline int down_timeout(struct semaphore * sem, unsigned int timeout)
{
	int ret = down_trylock(sem);
	if (!ret)
		ret = __down_timeout(sem, timeout);
	return ret;
}




kernel/timer.c

int __down_timeout(struct semaphore * sem, int timeout)
{
	int ret;
	unsigned long expire;
	struct timer_list timer;

	expire = jiffies + timeout;
	init_timer(&timer);
	timer.expires = expire;
	timer.data = (unsigned long) current;
	timer.function = process_timeout;
	add_timer(&timer);

	ret = down_interruptible(sema);
	if (ret && (jiffies > expire))
		ret = -ETIME;
	 else
		del_timer_sync(&timer);

         return ret;
}


Thanks,
Chris

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* Re: whatever happened to down_timeout()?
  2007-02-13 22:41 whatever happened to down_timeout()? Chris Friesen
@ 2007-02-13 23:44 ` Chris Friesen
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: Chris Friesen @ 2007-02-13 23:44 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Linux Kernel Mailing List

Chris Friesen wrote:

> static inline int down_timeout(struct semaphore * sem, unsigned int 
> timeout)
> {
>     int ret = down_trylock(sem);
>     if (!ret)
>         ret = __down_timeout(sem, timeout);
>     return ret;
> }

Sorry, I think that should be:

static inline int down_timeout(struct semaphore * sem, unsigned int timeout)
{
	int ret = down_trylock(sem);
	if (ret)
		ret = __down_timeout(sem, timeout);
	return ret;
}

Chris

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