Fix nanosleep returning negative rem

David Allsopp
Tue Jul 20 15:16:16 GMT 2021

I've pushed a repro case for this to

Originally noticed as the main CI system for OCaml has been failing
sporadically for the test mentioned in that repo. This morning I
tried hammering that test on my dev machine and discovered that it fails
very frequently. No idea if that's drivers, Windows 10 updates, number of
cores or what, but it was definitely happening, and easily.

Drilling further, it appears that NtQueryTimer is able to return a negative
value in the TimeRemaining field even when SignalState is false. The values
I've seen have always been < 15ms - i.e. less than the timer resolution, so
I wonder if there is a point at which the timer has elapsed but has not been
signalled, but WaitForMultipleObjects returns because of the EINTR signal.
Mildly surprising that it seems to be so reproducible.

Anyway, a patch is attached which simply guards a negative return value. The
test on tbi.SignalState is in theory unnecessary.

All best,

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