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Date:   Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:57:30 +0000
From:   Jon Maloy <jon.maloy@...csson.com>
To:     Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
CC:     "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Ying Xue <ying.xue@...driver.com>,
        "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        "tipc-discussion@...ts.sourceforge.net" 
        <tipc-discussion@...ts.sourceforge.net>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: RE: [PATCH] net: tipc: Convert timers to use timer_setup()



> -----Original Message-----
> From: keescook@...gle.com [mailto:keescook@...gle.com] On Behalf Of
> Kees Cook
> Sent: Friday, October 27, 2017 06:58
> To: Jon Maloy <jon.maloy@...csson.com>
> Cc: David S. Miller <davem@...emloft.net>; Ying Xue
> <ying.xue@...driver.com>; netdev@...r.kernel.org; tipc-
> discussion@...ts.sourceforge.net; linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: tipc: Convert timers to use timer_setup()
> 
> On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 11:44 AM, Jon Maloy <jon.maloy@...csson.com>
> wrote:
> > NAK. It doesn't sound like a good idea to send this to net. Especially since
> one of these timers has already been refactored in net-next.
> 
> Hi! I'm not sure what you mean about the one timer issue. I don't see any
> use of timer_setup() in net/tipc (and no recent conversions to the older
> setup_timer() API). What's the preferred path for landing this API conversion
> in net/tipc/?
> 
> And, just to note, these changes are almost entirely mechanical. The only
> "special" case is in tipc_sk_timeout() where the argument needs to be
> slightly adjusted to fetch the tsk from the sk again.

I am referring to commit 0d5fcebf3c37 ("tipc: refactor tipc_sk_timeout() function") which is in "net-next" but not yet in "net".
I guess David M is the one who decides whether you deliver to net or net-next, but in the former case you will have to wait until David merges in the above commit, and then add your change again.

BR
///jon

> 
> Thanks!
> 
> -Kees
> 
> --
> Kees Cook
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