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From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
To: y2038@lists.linaro.org
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Deepa Dinamani <deepa.kernel@gmail.com>,
	"Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Andreas Dilger <adilger.kernel@dilger.ca>,
	Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	"linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org" <linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [Y2038] [PATCH 02/21] fs: ext4: Use current_fs_time() for inode timestamps
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 00:19:17 +0200
Message-ID: <3299877.khhcQSIs8Z@wuerfel> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CA+55aFx7ES7D_9uVL3T1htJj6onQP2Z2TrDqTG+Qd9AuHnVf-g@mail.gmail.com>

On Thursday, June 9, 2016 11:45:01 AM CEST Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 10:04 PM, Deepa Dinamani <deepa.kernel@gmail.com> wrote:
> > CURRENT_TIME_SEC and CURRENT_TIME are not y2038 safe.
> > current_fs_time() will be transitioned to be y2038 safe
> > along with vfs.
> >
> > current_fs_time() returns timestamps according to the
> > granularities set in the super_block.
> 
> All existing users and all the ones in this patch (and the others too,
> although I didn't go through them very carefully) really would prefer
> just passing in the inode directly, rather than the superblock.
> 
> So I don't want to add more users of this broken interface.  It was a
> mistake to use the superblock. The fact that the time granularity
> exists there is pretty much irrelevant. If every single user wants to
> use an inode pointer, then that is what the function should get.

I guess it would help to give the function a new name in the process,
if only to avoid possible conflicts. That new name of course needs to
be at least as intuitive as the old one. How about

struct timespec fs_timestamp(struct inode *);

? 

	Arnd

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Thread overview: 54+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-06-09  5:04 [PATCH 00/21] Delete CURRENT_TIME and CURRENT_TIME_SEC macros Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09  5:04 ` [PATCH 01/21] fs: Replace CURRENT_TIME_SEC with current_fs_time() Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09  7:35   ` Jan Kara
2016-06-09 19:15     ` Linus Torvalds
2016-06-09 20:41       ` Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09 12:31   ` Bob Copeland
2016-06-10 22:21   ` Arnd Bergmann
2016-06-11  5:03     ` Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-11 20:55       ` Arnd Bergmann
2016-06-09  5:04 ` [PATCH 02/21] fs: ext4: Use current_fs_time() for inode timestamps Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09 18:45   ` Linus Torvalds
2016-06-09 18:55     ` Linus Torvalds
2016-06-10 22:19     ` Arnd Bergmann [this message]
2016-06-14 17:55       ` [Y2038] " Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-14 20:59         ` Arnd Bergmann
2016-06-09  5:04 ` [PATCH 03/21] fs: ubifs: " Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09  5:04 ` [PATCH 05/21] fs: jfs: Replace CURRENT_TIME_SEC by current_fs_time() Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09  5:04 ` [PATCH 06/21] fs: udf: Replace CURRENT_TIME with current_fs_time() Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09  7:41   ` Jan Kara
2016-06-10  0:53     ` Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09  5:04 ` [PATCH 07/21] fs: cifs: Replace CURRENT_TIME by current_fs_time() Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09  5:04 ` [PATCH 08/21] fs: cifs: Replace CURRENT_TIME with ktime_get_real_ts() Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09  5:04 ` [PATCH 09/21] fs: cifs: Replace CURRENT_TIME by get_seconds Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09  5:04 ` [PATCH 10/21] fs: f2fs: Use ktime_get_real_seconds for sit_info times Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09  5:04 ` [PATCH 11/21] drivers: staging: lustre: Replace CURRENT_TIME with current_fs_time() Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-11  0:36   ` [lustre-devel] " James Simmons
2016-06-11  1:53     ` Andreas Dilger
2016-06-09  5:04 ` [PATCH 12/21] block: rbd: Replace non inode " Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09  5:04 ` [PATCH 13/21] fs: ocfs2: Use time64_t to represent orphan scan times Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09  5:04 ` [PATCH 14/21] fs: ocfs2: Replace CURRENT_TIME with ktime_get_real_seconds() Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09  5:04 ` [PATCH 15/21] time: Add time64_to_tm() Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-14 21:18   ` John Stultz
2016-06-15 17:44     ` Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-17 20:52       ` John Stultz
2016-06-17 20:59         ` Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-17 21:06           ` Arnd Bergmann
2016-06-09  5:05 ` [PATCH 16/21] fnic: Use time64_t to represent trace timestamps Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09  5:05 ` [PATCH 17/21] audit: Use timespec64 to represent audit timestamps Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09 14:31   ` Steve Grubb
2016-06-09 23:59     ` Richard Guy Briggs
2016-06-10  0:19       ` Steve Grubb
2016-06-10  1:44         ` Richard Guy Briggs
2016-06-15 21:23       ` Paul Moore
2016-06-10  0:45     ` Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09  5:05 ` [PATCH 18/21] fs: nfs: Make nfs boot time y2038 safe Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09 19:23   ` Trond Myklebust
2016-06-09 21:10     ` Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-10 13:12       ` Anna Schumaker
2016-06-10 14:02         ` Trond Myklebust
2016-06-09  5:05 ` [PATCH 19/21] libceph: Remove CURRENT_TIME references Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09  5:05 ` [PATCH 20/21] libceph: Replace CURRENT_TIME with ktime_get_real_ts Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-09  5:05 ` [PATCH 21/21] time: Delete CURRENT_TIME_SEC and CURRENT_TIME macro Deepa Dinamani
2016-06-14 21:20   ` John Stultz
2016-06-09  7:51 ` [PATCH 00/21] Delete CURRENT_TIME and CURRENT_TIME_SEC macros Felipe Balbi

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