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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 04/25] lib/vsprintf: Print time and date in human readable format via %pt
On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 5:49 PM, Arnd Bergmann <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 3:47 PM, Andy Shevchenko
> <> wrote:
>> There are users which print time and date represented by content of
>> struct rtc_time in human readable format.
>> Instead of open coding that each time introduce %pt[dt][rv] specifier.
> I really like the idea, and the implementation seems fine for this use case, but
> before we reserve %pt for rtc_time, could we discuss whether we want
> that for printing struct tm, struct timespec64, time64_t or ktime_t instead?

How many users? For struct tm it's somelike 4 (which want to print its content).

> I can see good reasons for pretty-printing any of them, but the namespace for
> format strings is rather limited.
> struct rtc_time is almost the same as struct tm (the former has one extra
> member), so maybe we can actually define them to be the same and
> use one format string for both?

The reason I decide to drop struct tm for now due to they are not
compatible and I have got an interesting bugs.
Verify tm_year member carefully.

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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