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SubjectRe: [PATCH 02/17] y2038: Remove newstat family from default syscall set
On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 6:02 PM, Arnd Bergmann <> wrote:
> We have four generations of stat() syscalls:
> - the oldstat syscalls that are only used on the older architectures
> - the newstat family that is used on all 64-bit architectures but
> lacked support for large files on 32-bit architectures.
> - the stat64 family that is used mostly on 32-bit architectures to
> replace newstat
> - statx() to replace all of the above, adding 64-bit timestamps among
> other things.
> We already compile stat64 only on those architectures that need it,
> but newstat is always built, including on those that don't reference
> it. This adds a new __ARCH_WANT_NEW_STAT symbol along the lines of
> __ARCH_WANT_OLD_STAT and __ARCH_WANT_STAT64 to control compilation of
> newstat. All architectures that need it use an explict define, the
> others now get a little bit smaller, and future architecture (including
> 64-bit targets) won't ever see it.
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>

For m68k:
Acked-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <>



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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