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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
To: Deepa Dinamani <deepa.kernel@gmail.com>
Cc: tglx@linutronix.de, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	y2038@lists.linaro.org, linux-riscv@lists.infradead.org,
	palmer@sifive.com, arnd@arndb.de
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 3/7] riscv: Include asm-generic/compat.h
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2018 15:21:10 -0700
Message-ID: <20180705222110.GA5698@infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180705213604.18883-4-deepa.kernel@gmail.com>

On Thu, Jul 05, 2018 at 02:36:00PM -0700, Deepa Dinamani wrote:
> defconfig, allmodconfig and nomodconfig.
> And hence does not inlude definitions for compat data types.
> 
> Now that time syscalls are being reused in non CONFIG_COMPAT
> modes, include asm-generic definitions for riscv.
> 
> Alternative would be to make compat_time.h to be conditional on
> CONFIG_COMPAT_32BIT_TIME. But, since riscv is already has an
> asm/compat.h include the generic version instead.

Two comments here:

First I think the current riscv compat.h is completely bogus.
As you mentioned riscv does not actually have a compat mode, so
having a compat.h makes no sensse at all, and the COMPAT_UTS_MACHINE
override which is the only thing implemented is included in that
statement.

Second I think abusing compat.h for old syscall compatibility of any
form is a really bad idea.  I think you need to split that part out,
and preferably not using compat in the name, but something like
old-time.h or time32.h for the name.

  reply index

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-07-05 21:35 [PATCH v2 0/7] Introduce struct __kernel_timex Deepa Dinamani
2018-07-05 21:35 ` [PATCH v2 1/7] arm64: Make basic compat_* types always available Deepa Dinamani
2018-07-05 21:35 ` [PATCH v2 2/7] sparc: Make thread_info.h available directly Deepa Dinamani
2018-07-05 21:36 ` [PATCH v2 3/7] riscv: Include asm-generic/compat.h Deepa Dinamani
2018-07-05 22:21   ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2018-07-05 23:56     ` Deepa Dinamani
2018-07-06 11:42       ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-07-07  4:23         ` Deepa Dinamani
2018-07-12  8:32         ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-07-12 12:31           ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-07-12 12:42         ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2018-07-12 13:51           ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-07-05 21:36 ` [PATCH v2 4/7] timex: prepare compat helpers for y2038 changes Deepa Dinamani
2018-07-05 21:36 ` [PATCH v2 5/7] time: Add struct __kernel_timex Deepa Dinamani
2018-07-05 21:36 ` [PATCH v2 6/7] timex: use __kernel_timex internally Deepa Dinamani
2018-07-05 21:36 ` [PATCH v2 7/7] timex: change syscalls to use struct __kernel_timex Deepa Dinamani

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