Re: patch for wanna-build (sysinfo/getloadavg)
On Sat, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:38:19PM +0000, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 12:14:57AM +0100, Roger Leigh wrote:
> > [...]
> > This seems rather complex! Why not just do something like:
> > waittime = (long) (loadavg / 16384) * 6 + 20;
> > If you don't need SI_LOAD_SHIFT (Linux-specific??), it can probably be
> > even simpler.
> Can I cast a double to long like that? What kind of truncating happens if
> loadavg is bigger than LONG_MAX? Does a division with 2^14 garantee it
> will fit nicely?
So? Anyone has comments on this?
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