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/