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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 08/30] compat: Use COMPAT_USE_64BIT_TIME in the lp driver
    On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 4:07 PM, H. Peter Anvin <> wrote:
    > From: "H. J. Lu" <>
    > Enable the lp driver to be used with a compat ABI with 64-bit time.

    Ugh. Is this really the only case?

    Because if it isn't, I suspect it would be much better off with a
    helper function. In fact, even if this *does* end up being the only
    place, a helper function to get/set a timeval from user space sounds
    like a good idea, and makes things much more readable than that
    ad-hoccery in the middle of code.

    IOW, I'd like to see something like

    get_user_timeval(void __user *tv, struct timeval *res)

    even if it would be only local to this file.


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