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Date:   Wed, 15 Sep 2021 17:37:53 +0200
From:   Peter Zijlstra <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 16/20] futex: Implement sys_futex_waitv()

On Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 04:07:26PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> +SYSCALL_DEFINE4(futex_waitv, struct futex_waitv __user *, waiters,
> +		unsigned int, nr_futexes, unsigned int, flags,
> +		struct __kernel_timespec __user *, timo)

So I utterly detest timespec.. it makes no sense what so ever.

Can't we just, for new syscalls, simply use a s64 nsec argument and call
it a day?

Thomas, Arnd ?

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