[PATCH v3 02/10] include: Move compat_timespec/ timeval to compat_time.h

Deepa Dinamani deepa.kernel at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 09:58:45 AEDT 2018

On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 4:48 AM, Christian Borntraeger
<borntraeger at de.ibm.com> wrote:
> On 03/06/2018 01:46 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 10:30 AM, Christian Borntraeger
>> <borntraeger at de.ibm.com> wrote:
>>> On 01/16/2018 03:18 AM, Deepa Dinamani wrote:
>>>> All the current architecture specific defines for these
>>>> are the same. Refactor these common defines to a common
>>>> header file.
>>>> The new common linux/compat_time.h is also useful as it
>>>> will eventually be used to hold all the defines that
>>>> are needed for compat time types that support non y2038
>>>> safe types. New architectures need not have to define these
>>>> new types as they will only use new y2038 safe syscalls.
>>>> This file can be deleted after y2038 when we stop supporting
>>>> non y2038 safe syscalls.
>>> You are now include a <linux/*.h> from several asm files
>>> (
>>>  arch/arm64/include/asm/stat.h
>>>  arch/s390/include/asm/elf.h
>>>  arch/x86/include/asm/ftrace.h
>>>  arch/x86/include/asm/sys_ia32.h
>>> )
>>> It works, and it is done in many places, but it looks somewhat weird.
>>> Would it make sense to have an asm-generic/compate-time.h instead? Asking for
>>> opinions here.
>> I don't think we have such a rule. If a header file is common to all
>> architectures (i.e. no architecture uses a different implementation),
>> it should be in include/linux rather than include/asm-generic, regardless
>> of whether it can be used by assembler files or not.
>>>> --- a/drivers/s390/net/qeth_core_main.c
>>>> +++ b/drivers/s390/net/qeth_core_main.c
>>>> @@ -32,7 +32,7 @@
>>>>  #include <asm/chpid.h>
>>>>  #include <asm/io.h>
>>>>  #include <asm/sysinfo.h>
>>>> -#include <asm/compat.h>
>>>> +#include <linux/compat.h>
>>>>  #include <asm/diag.h>
>>>>  #include <asm/cio.h>
>>>>  #include <asm/ccwdev.h>
>>> Can you move that into the other includes (where all the other <linux/*> includes are.
>> Good catch, this is definitely a rule we have ;-)
> FWIW, this was also broken for
> arch/x86/include/asm/sys_ia32.h

The reason that this was done this way is because of the sed script
mentioned in the commit text.
I was trying to make minimal change apart from the script so that we
don't have other changes like moving the lines to keep the patch
I will fix this by hand since this is preferred.
I will post an update.


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