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[bug #16913] sleep fails to detect overflow on amd64 / linux 2.6

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: [bug #16913] sleep fails to detect overflow on amd64 / linux 2.6
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 15:15:07 -0700
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Update of bug #16913 (project coreutils):

                  Status:                    None => Wont Fix               
             Open/Closed:                    Open => Closed                 


Follow-up Comment #1:

xnanosleep's overflow checking merely catches the usual
problems with integer overflow in xnanosleep's own
calculations.  It's not designed to work around bugs in the
implementation of nanosleep.  Offhand, I don't see an easy way
to work around this bug so I'd say you just need to get your
kernel fixed.  (In the meantime you can rest easy knowing that
coreutils "sleep" is a good way to check for the kernel bug.


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