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Date:   Sat, 9 Nov 2019 12:23:00 +0100
From:   Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc:     y2038 Mailman List <>,
        Corey Minyard <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        "" <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/8] ipmi: kill off 'timespec' usage again

On Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 11:11 PM Corey Minyard <> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 08, 2019 at 09:34:27PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > 'struct timespec' is getting removed from the kernel. The usage in ipmi
> > was fixed before in commit 48862ea2ce86 ("ipmi: Update timespec usage
> > to timespec64"), but unfortunately it crept back in.
> >
> > The busy looping code can better use ktime_t anyway, so use that
> > there to simplify the implementation.
> Thanks, this is a big improvement.  I have this queued, but if you
> are going to submit this, I can remove it, and:
> Reviewed-by: Corey Minyard <>

I'd prefer to have this go through your tree, one less thing for me
to worry about (out of the 90 patches).

> Do you think this should go in to 5.4?

Up to you, it probably depends on how well you can test that the change
is correct beyond the review.


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