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    SubjectRe: [take12 0/3] kevent: Generic event handling mechanism.
    On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 11:58:20AM +0200, Andi Kleen ( wrote:
    > Evgeniy Polyakov <> writes:
    > >
    > > Let's then place there a structure with 64bit seconds and nanoseconds,
    > > similar to timspec, but without longs there.
    > You need 64bit (or at least more than 32bit) for the seconds,
    > otherwise you add a y2038 problem which would be sad in new code.
    > Remember you might be still alive then ;-)

    I hope so :)

    > Ok one could argue that on 32bit architectures 2038 is so deeply
    > embedded that it doesn't make much difference, but I still
    > think it would be better to not readd it to new interfaces there.
    > 64bit longs on 32bit is fine, as long as you use aligned_u64,
    > never long long or u64 (which has varying alignment between i386 and x86-64)

    Btw, aligned_u64 is not exported to userspace.
    I commited a change with __u64 nanoseconds without any strucutres.
    Do we really need a structure?

    > -Andi

    Evgeniy Polyakov
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