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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] [PATCH v4 00/26] Delete CURRENT_TIME and CURRENT_TIME_SEC macros
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On Monday, August 15, 2016 6:23:12 PM CEST Greg KH wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 13, 2016 at 03:48:12PM -0700, Deepa Dinamani wrote:
> > The series is aimed at getting rid of CURRENT_TIME and CURRENT_TIME_SEC macros.
> > The macros are not y2038 safe. There is no plan to transition them into being
> > y2038 safe.
> > ktime_get_* api's can be used in their place. And, these are y2038 safe.
>
> Who are you execting to pull this huge patch series?

Dave Chinner suggested to have Al Viro pick up the whole series.

> Why not just introduce the new api call, wait for that to be merged, and
> then push the individual patches through the different subsystems?
> After half of those get ignored, then provide a single set of patches
> that can go through Andrew or my trees.

That was the original approach for v4.7, but (along with requesting
a number of reworks that Deepa incorporated), Linus preferred doing
the API change done in one chunk, see
https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/9134249/

Arnd

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