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Date:   Wed, 22 Aug 2018 15:09:58 +0200
From:   Christoph Hellwig <>
To:     Arnd Bergmann <>
        Thomas Gleixner <>,
        John Stultz <>,
        Deepa Dinamani <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] y2038: provide aliases for compat helpers

On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 10:33:00PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> As part of the system call rework for 64-bit time_t, we are restructuring
> the way that compat syscalls deal with 32-bit time_t, reusing the
> implementation for 32-bit architectures. Christoph Hellwig suggested
> a rename of the associated types and interfaces to avoid the confusing
> usage of the 'compat' prefix for 32-bit architectures.
> To prepare for doing that in linux-4.20, this adds a set of macros
> that lets us convert subsystems separately to the new names and
> avoid some of the nastier merge conflicts.

Looks fine to me:

Acked-by: Christoph Hellwig <>

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