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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/16] staging: exfat: use prandom_u32() for i_generation
On Fri, 08 Nov 2019 22:32:39 +0100, Arnd Bergmann said:
> Similar to commit 46c9a946d766 ("shmem: use monotonic time for i_generation")
> we should not use the deprecated get_seconds() interface for i_generation.
> prandom_u32() is the replacement used in other file systems.
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>

exfat does some weird stuff with i_generation. but (a) it doesn't require
monotonic increasing values and (b) this change is orthogonal to the weirdness
and won't break anything.

For the exfat part:

Acked-by: Valdis Kletnieks <>

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