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SubjectRe: [PATCH] f2fs: introduce DEFAULT_IO_TIMEOUT_JIFFIES
Hi Vyacheslav,

On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 2:08 PM Vyacheslav Dubeyko <slava@dubeyko.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2019-12-26 at 11:43 +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 10:58 AM Vyacheslav Dubeyko <
> > slava@dubeyko.com> wrote:
> > > On Mon, 2019-12-23 at 09:41 +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Dec 23, 2019 at 5:01 AM Chao Yu <yuchao0@huawei.com>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > > As Geert Uytterhoeven reported:
> > > > >
> > > > > for parameter HZ/50 in congestion_wait(BLK_RW_ASYNC, HZ/50);
> > > > >
> > > > > On some platforms, HZ can be less than 50, then unexpected 0
> > > > > timeout
> > > > > jiffies will be set in congestion_wait().
> > >
> > > It looks like that HZ could have various value on diferent
> > > platforms.
> > > So, why does it need to divide HZ on 50? Does it really necessary?
> > > Could it be used HZ only without the division operation?
> >
> > A timeout of HZ means 1 second.
> > HZ/50 means 20 ms, but has the risk of being zero, if HZ < 50.
> >
> > If you want to use a timeout of 20 ms, you best use
> > msecs_to_jiffies(20),
> > as that takes care of the special cases, and never returns 0.
> >
>
> The msecs_to_jiffies(20) looks much better for my taste. Maybe, we
> could use this as solution of the issue?

Thanks, sounds good to me.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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