Re: [PATCH v3 00/22] Convert the posix_clock_operations and k_clock structure to ready for 2038

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Tue May 12 2015 - 05:41:10 EST

On Monday 11 May 2015 19:08:38 Baolin Wang wrote:
> This patch series changes the 32-bit time type (timespec/itimerspec) to the 64-bit one
> (timespec64/itimerspec64), since 32-bit time types will break in the year 2038.
> This patch series introduces new methods with timespec64/itimerspec64 type,
> and removes the old ones with timespec/itimerspec type for posix_clock_operations
> and k_clock structure.
> Also introduces some new functions with timespec64/itimerspec64 type, like current_kernel_time64(),
> hrtimer_get_res64(), cputime_to_timespec64() and timespec64_to_cputime().
> Changes since v2:
> -Split the syscall conversion patch into small some patches.
> Baolin Wang (22):
> linux/time64.h:Introduce the 'struct itimerspec64' for 64bit
> timekeeping:Introduce the current_kernel_time64() function with
> timespec64 type
> time/hrtimer:Introduce hrtimer_get_res64() with timespec64 type for
> getting the timer resolution
> posix-timers:Split out the guts of the syscall and change the
> implementation for timer_gettime
> posix-timers:Convert to the 64bit methods for the timer_gettime
> syscall function

I have two more very general comments about the series:

a) something has gone wrong with your submission in v2 and v3 but was
working earlier: normally all emails should be sent by git-send-email
as replies to the [patch 00/22] mail. This is the default, and it
is enabled by the '--thread --no-chain-reply' options. Please try
to get this to work again.

b) it would be better to have a little shorter subject lines, to avoid
line-wrapping in the list above. Here are some examples what you could
use to replace the lines above:

timekeeping: introduce struct itimerspec64
timekeeping: introduce current_kernel_time64()
hrtimer: introduce hrtimer_get_res64()
posix-timers: split up sys_timer_gettime()
posix-timers: convert timer_gettime() to timespec64

In general, try to come up with the shortest description that
uniquely describes what your patch does, and move any details into
the longer patch description.

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