> From: Junio C Hamano [mailto:gits...@pobox.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 07, 2012 6:41 PM
> To: Joachim Schmitz
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] Support for setitimer() on platforms lacking it
> "Joachim Schmitz" <j...@schmitz-digital.de> writes:
> > HP NonStop (currently) doesn't have setitimer(). The previous attempt of an
> > emulation (reverted by this commit) was not a real substitute for a
> > recurring
> > itimer (as here we also don't have SA_RESTART, so can't re-arm the timer).
> > As setitimer() is only used in cases of perceived latency and it doesn't
> > affect
> > correctness, it now gets disabled entirely, if NO_SETITIMER is set.
> > HP NonStop does provide struct itimerval, but other platforms may not, so
> > this
> > is taken care of in this commit too, by setting NO_STRUCT_ITIMERVAL.
> > Signed-off-by: Joachim Schmitz <j...@schmitz-digital.de>
> The end-result looks simple and nice (thanks for NO_STRUCT_ITIMERVAL).
> As we are not going to include the earlier failed attempt in our
> longer-term history (i.e. 'master', that never rewinds), however,
> I would prefer to see a replacement patch (as opposed to this one
> that incrementally updates the previous failed attempt). I could
> squash this into the previous one myself though ;-)
Yes, please ;-)
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