Re: [PATCH 1/4] posix_cpu_timer: Consolidate expiry time type

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Tue Mar 19 2013 - 18:43:33 EST

On Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:53:59 +0100 Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The posix cpu timer expiry time is stored in a union of
> two types: a 64 bits field if we rely on scheduler precise
> accounting, or a cputime_t if we rely on jiffies.
> This result in quite some duplicate code and special cases
> to handle the two types.
> Just unify this into a single 64 bits field. cputime_t can
> always fit into it.

x86_64 allnoconfig:

kernel/posix-cpu-timers.c: In function 'posix_cpu_timer_schedule':
kernel/posix-cpu-timers.c:1127: warning: 'now' may be used uninitialized in this function

It looks like it's always been buggy, but your switch from `union
cou_time_count' to `unsigned long long' made gcc notice it.

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