Re: [Y2038] [RFC 02/15] vfs: Change all structures to support 64 bit time

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Wed Jan 20 2016 - 18:17:38 EST

On Thursday 21 January 2016 10:06:32 Dave Chinner wrote:
> IOWs, you're now finally suggesting doing the *simple conversion*
> I've been suggesting needs to be made *since the start* of this
> long, frustrating thread, except you *still want to abstract the
> timestamp unnecessarily*.
> For the last time: use timespec64 directly, do not abstract it
> in any way.

No, in an earlier mail you said

"Nobody is suggesting one huge patch here. This can all be done with
small steps."

Changing 45 files in 20 file systems along with the VFS core in
one patch is what I consider a huge patch, it's the opposite
of small steps.