Re: [tip:timers/urgent] Revert: Unify CLOCK_MONOTONIC and CLOCK_BOOTTIME

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Wed Apr 25 2018 - 13:31:27 EST

On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 6:45 AM, tip-bot for Thomas Gleixner
<tipbot@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> As stated in the pull request for the unification of CLOCK_MONOTONIC and
> CLOCK_BOOTTIME, it was clear that we might have to revert the change.

I'm ok with the revert., but I do want the revert message to talk
about *exactly* what broke.

I don't see the reported watchdog things, and I run systemd and I ran
these patches.

So it's not just "systemd uses this for a watchdog". It must be
something specific that made it trigger for some people and not
others, and it's that specific thing that we should document so that
we know why this simplification failed.