Re: [PATCH 0/8] Isolate time_t data types for clock/timer syscalls

From: Deepa Dinamani
Date: Mon Jun 19 2017 - 16:52:12 EST

On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 12:46 PM, Al Viro <viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 12:31:00PM -0700, Deepa Dinamani wrote:
>> 3. I was also aiming for user pointers to be not touched by timer
>> specific code as it can get messy if not handled properly with 2
>> compat time_t versions.
> So have one helper that deals with all copyout and have it used by
> all of them. IMO all that code should treat userland representation
> as completely opaque. Just switch nanosleep_copyout() to take
> timespec64 instead of timespec (for kernel-side object) and that'll
> do it, wouldn't it?

Yes, that would work.
If that is preferred, then I will just do that and rebase the patches.

>> Do you guys see any benefit in doing it the way patch 4/8 in the
>> current series does?
> Well, if you want to keep more restart functions and more boilerplate
> on compat side...

Yes, there is no good way of achieving everything because of backward