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From: "Valdis Klētnieks" <valdis.kletnieks@vt.edu>
To: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
Cc: y2038@lists.linaro.org,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	devel@driverdev.osuosl.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Valentin Vidic <vvidic@valentin-vidic.from.hr>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 01/16] staging: exfat: use prandom_u32() for i_generation
Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 16:53:49 -0500
Message-ID: <33441.1573250029@turing-police> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191108213257.3097633-2-arnd@arndb.de>

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On Fri, 08 Nov 2019 22:32:39 +0100, Arnd Bergmann said:
> Similar to commit 46c9a946d766 ("shmem: use monotonic time for i_generation")
> we should not use the deprecated get_seconds() interface for i_generation.
>
> prandom_u32() is the replacement used in other file systems.
>
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>

exfat does some weird stuff with i_generation. but (a) it doesn't require
monotonic increasing values and (b) this change is orthogonal to the weirdness
and won't break anything.

For the exfat part:

Acked-by: Valdis Kletnieks <valdis.kletnieks@vt.edu>


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Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-08 21:32 [PATCH 00/16] drivers: y2038 updates Arnd Bergmann
2019-11-08 21:32 ` [PATCH 01/16] staging: exfat: use prandom_u32() for i_generation Arnd Bergmann
2019-11-08 21:53   ` Valdis Klētnieks [this message]

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