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Date:   Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:07:34 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <>
To:     Takashi Iwai <>
Cc:     Jaroslav Kysela <>,
        David Howells <>,
        moderated for non-subscribers <>,
        LKML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sound: oss: waveartist: Convert timers to use timer_setup()

On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 12:25 PM, Takashi Iwai <> 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 <>
>> Cc: Takashi Iwai <>
>> Cc: David Howells <>
>> Cc:
>> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <>
> 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. :)



Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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