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Question: Dead Man Timer

Forum: The Linux Kernel Hackers' Guide
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 16:39:31 GMT
From: Jody Winston <[email protected]>

I have a device driver that needs a dead man timer to go off and invoke a function if and only if the time since the last interrupt is greater than a given value. Should I use interruptible_sleep_on to implement the dead man timer?