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From: Kurt Van Dijck <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] time.h: include header before using time_t
Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 18:33:23 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On vr, 04 okt 2019 13:52:11 -0400, James Carlson wrote:
> On 10/04/19 13:40, Kurt Van Dijck wrote:
> > I think you confirm 4x what I said, but I probably expressed myself
> > badly, so "show me code!", I created this patch.
> > It (1) works for me and (2) does not mix userspace headers in kernel
> > space anywhere.
> > Would this work for you?
> That seems ok, in as much as it compiles on Solaris.  But I'm still a
> little confused about your apparent opposition to <sys/time.h> at the
> point where time_t is actually used.
> <sys/time.h> is part of the UNIX standards.  It's documented to define
> time_t (among other things).  It's on-point for a header file that may
> be used in kernel context.  What's the concern?

headers under sys/ are, AFAIK, not delivered by the kernel, but by the
toolchain. sys/time.h may have less issues than time.h, it has the same

But maybe I'm incompetent on the matter, my knowledge besides linux on
this matter is very limited.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-10-04 18:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-04 17:40 [PATCH] time.h: include header before using time_t Kurt Van Dijck
2019-10-04 17:52 ` James Carlson
2019-10-04 18:33 ` Kurt Van Dijck [this message]
2019-10-04 20:10 ` James Carlson
2019-12-01 11:21 ` Paul Mackerras

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