On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 1:31 PM, Arnd Bergmann email@example.com wrote:
Would it be ok to have a simple way of removing the time_t definition (e.g. by passing '-DREQUIRE_TIME64' to the compiler, but without the Kconfig option? That way, someone who wants to ship a product can at least find the obvious dependencies on stuff that remains broken.
How would you find them?
People don't necessarily use "time_t". They might use "int" or whatever.
There is absolutely zero point to making this some kind of crazy config option, because such an option will prove absolutely *NOTHING*.
Seriously. This whole concept is completely stupid.
The only possible thing you can do is to
(a) have an actual test-suite (b) set the time to 32+ bits (c) see what breaks
because otherwise it seems entirely pointless.
And no, we're not adding random crazy source modifications for pointless crap.