Re: [PATCH 07/12] atm: hide 'struct zatm_t_hist'

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Wed Sep 30 2015 - 11:31:53 EST

On Wednesday 30 September 2015 11:24:35 Charles Williams wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-09-30 at 13:26 +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > The zatm_t_hist structure is not used anywhere in the kernel, but is
> > exported to user space. As we are trying to eliminate uses of time_t
> > in the kernel for y2038 compatibility, the current definition triggers
> > checking tools because it contains 'struct timeval'.
> >
> > We can work around this by adding '#ifdef __KERNEL__'. I could not find
> > out what the structure is actually used for, so this is the safe choice
> > in case there is some user space tool that relies on the definition.
> >
> > If we are sure that nothing in user space relies on the structure, we
> > can instead remove the definition completely.
> It was used by the ZATM_GETHIST ioctl which is long since gone in the
> kernel driver. You can just remove this.

Perfect, I've updated the patch accordingly, see follow-up mail



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