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SubjectRe: Linux 3.1-rc9
On Mon, 24 Oct 2011 09:51:09 +0200
Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 9:48 AM, Martin Schwidefsky
> <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com> wrote:
> >
> > These types are still there because cputime_t can be u32 or u64. E.g. this
> >
> >  timer->expires.cpu = 0;
> >
> > will give the following sparse warning
> >
> >  kernel/posix-cpu-timers.c:463:46: warning: implicit cast to nocast type
>
> Ok, we should probably special-case zero for that case too (we
> consider zero to be very special - it's not only the NULL pointer, but
> 0 is special for the bitwise types etc). So this is very arguably a
> sparse issue: casting zero is special.

Ok, cool. In that case I'll cook up a patch without cputime_t & cputime64_t
and put it on the cputime branch on git390.

--
blue skies,
Martin.

"Reality continues to ruin my life." - Calvin.

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