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Re: [Xen-devel] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v3 6/6] qemu_calculate_timeout: increase minimum timeout to 1h

> >> >  At least the floppy DMA engine is fine with it, it uses idle bottom
> >> >  halves (which are a hack and could be replaced by timers, but that's
> >> >  not relevant now).
> > 
> > I thought idle bottom halves were one of the things that made this timout
> > necessary.  How else are they going to get run?
> The timeout is reduced to 10 ms when an idle bottom half is scheduled.
> See qemu_bh_update_timeout in async.c.

Ah, I see.  Idle BH are indeed a nasty hack that should be removed, but not 
directly relevant to this 1s timeout.

I don't think this changes my overall conlusion:  Either we need this timeout 
to poll below the user-thinks-qemu-died threshold, or we should be blocking 


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