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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/9] timers: provide a "modern" variant of timers
On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 10:48:51AM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> From: Christoph Hellwig
> > Sent: 16 May 2017 12:48
> >
> > The new callback gets a pointer to the timer_list itself, which can
> > then be used to get the containing structure using container_of
> > instead of casting from and to unsigned long all the time.
> What about sensible drivers that put some other value in the 'data'
> field?

They will add the equivalent of the data field into the containing
structure of the timer. Just like we do for all other kernel interfaces
using the container_of patter, which includes just about every
primitive designed in the last 15 years.

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