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SubjectRe: [Y2038] [PATCH 02/23] y2038: add __kernel_old_timespec and __kernel_old_time_t
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On Fri, 2019-11-08 at 22:07 +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> The 'struct timespec' definition can no longer be part of the uapi headers
> because it conflicts with a a now incompatible libc definition. Also,
> we really want to remove it in order to prevent new uses from creeping in.
>
> The same namespace conflict exists with time_t, which should also be
> removed. __kernel_time_t could be used safely, but adding 'old' in the
> name makes it clearer that this should not be used for new interfaces.
>
> Add a replacement __kernel_old_timespec structure and __kernel_old_time_t
> along the lines of __kernel_old_timeval.
[...]
> --- a/include/uapi/linux/time_types.h
> +++ b/include/uapi/linux/time_types.h
> @@ -28,6 +28,11 @@ struct __kernel_old_timeval {
> };
> #endif
>
> +struct __kernel_old_timespec {
> + __kernel_time_t tv_sec; /* seconds */

Should this be __kernel_old_time_t for consistency?

Ben.

> + long tv_nsec; /* nanoseconds */
> +};
> +
> struct __kernel_sock_timeval {
> __s64 tv_sec;
> __s64 tv_usec;
--
Ben Hutchings, Software Developer Codethink Ltd
https://www.codethink.co.uk/ Dale House, 35 Dale Street
Manchester, M1 2HF, United Kingdom

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