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

From: Deepa Dinamani
Date: Wed Jan 27 2016 - 01:28:49 EST

Arnd and I had a discussion about how to proceed here.

We don't think anybody really is wanting a big patch touching 50 fs here.

We are evaluating a couple of approaches that don't do this.

I will post an update next week

On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 3:17 PM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.
> Arnd