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Date:   Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:07:34 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     Takashi Iwai <tiwai@...e.de>
Cc:     Jaroslav Kysela <perex@...ex.cz>,
        David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>,
        moderated for non-subscribers <alsa-devel@...a-project.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sound: oss: waveartist: Convert timers to use timer_setup()

On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 12:25 PM, Takashi Iwai <tiwai@...e.de> wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:35:21 +0200,
> Kees Cook wrote:
>>
>> In preparation for unconditionally passing the struct timer_list pointer to
>> all timer callbacks, switch to using the new timer_setup() and from_timer()
>> to pass the timer pointer explicitly.
>>
>> Cc: Jaroslav Kysela <perex@...ex.cz>
>> Cc: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@...e.com>
>> Cc: David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>
>> Cc: alsa-devel@...a-project.org
>> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
>
> I'll skip this as sound/oss/* is already disabled in recent kernels in
> kbuild, and we're going to remove the whole code soon later.

At the end of these conversions, the old init_timer() and
setup_timer() APIs will be removed, which would break anything still
trying to use it (obviously). But if sound/oss/* is _already_
unbuildable, then sure, this is fine by me to leave out. :)

Thanks!

-Kees

-- 
Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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