Arnd and I had a discussion about how to proceed here.
We don't think anybody really is wanting a big patch touching 50 fs here.
We are evaluating a couple of approaches that don't do this.
I will post an update next week
On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 3:17 PM, Arnd Bergmann email@example.com wrote:
On Thursday 21 January 2016 10:06:32 Dave Chinner wrote:
IOWs, you're now finally suggesting doing the *simple conversion* I've been suggesting needs to be made *since the start* of this long, frustrating thread, except you *still want to abstract the timestamp unnecessarily*.
For the last time: use timespec64 directly, do not abstract it in any way.
No, in an earlier mail you said
"Nobody is suggesting one huge patch here. This can all be done with small steps."
Changing 45 files in 20 file systems along with the VFS core in one patch is what I consider a huge patch, it's the opposite of small steps.