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From r..@covalent.net
Subject Re: 32-Bit timeout values
Date Sat, 18 Nov 2000 16:20:42 GMT

> > Or, and this is just an option, we could use 32-bit interval 
> > times.  The
> > definition of an interval time is one that starts now and 
> > goes into the
> > future as opposed to an absolute time value.  I know that as the cache
> > work is completed we are going to want hours or possibly days as the
> > timeout values.  Let's just simplfy things immensly and call interval
> > times 32-bit.  Yes, this does waste 16-bits for timeout's, but that isn't
> > the end of the world.
> 
> This was argued before.  If you are restarting it, I'm +1 for 32 bit times, 
> timeouts, and any other measurement of time, but there are other opinions
> out there.

I'm restarting it, because the current solution is flawed.  So, if there
are other opinions, let's hear them again.

Ryan

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