Re: [PATCH] joydev: fix HZ->millisecond transformation

Vojtech Pavlik (vojtech@suse.cz)
Fri, 20 Dec 2002 18:35:44 +0100

On Fri, Dec 20, 2002 at 09:24:58AM -0800, george anzinger wrote:
> Vojtech Pavlik wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, Dec 20, 2002 at 02:41:50AM -0800, george anzinger wrote:
> > > Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > > >
> > > > * fix a problem with HZ->millisecond transformation on
> > > > non-x86 archs (from 2.5 change by vojtech@suse.cz)
> > > >
> > > > Applies to 2.4.20.
> > > >
> > > > diff -Nru a/drivers/input/joydev.c b/drivers/input/joydev.c
> > > > --- a/drivers/input/joydev.c Mon Dec 16 12:16:32 2002
> > > > +++ b/drivers/input/joydev.c Mon Dec 16 12:16:32 2002
> > > > @@ -50,6 +50,8 @@
> > > > #define JOYDEV_MINORS 32
> > > > #define JOYDEV_BUFFER_SIZE 64
> > > >
> > > > +#define MSECS(t) (1000 * ((t) / HZ) + 1000 * ((t) % HZ) / HZ)
> > > Uh...
> > > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > > by definition this is zero, is it not?
> >
> > No, both parts of the equaition can be nonzero.
>
> I don't think so. s%HZ has to be less than HZ. Then
> dividing that by HZ should result in zero. Where is my
> thinking flawed?

You first multiply it by 1000.

> > Though it might be easier to say (1000 * t) / HZ, now that I think about
> > it.
>
> That overflows... As does the other if HZ is less than 1000....

You're right, t can be all 32 bits.

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Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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