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    Merge tag 'vfs-timespec64' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/arnd/playground · 7a932516
    Linus Torvalds authored
    Pull inode timestamps conversion to timespec64 from Arnd Bergmann:
     "This is a late set of changes from Deepa Dinamani doing an automated
      treewide conversion of the inode and iattr structures from 'timespec'
      to 'timespec64', to push the conversion from the VFS layer into the
      individual file systems.
    
      As Deepa writes:
    
       'The series aims to switch vfs timestamps to use struct timespec64.
        Currently vfs uses struct timespec, which is not y2038 safe.
    
        The series involves the following:
        1. Add vfs helper functions for supporting struct timepec64
           timestamps.
        2. Cast prints of vfs timestamps to avoid warnings after the switch.
        3. Simplify code using vfs timestamps so that the actual replacement
           becomes easy.
        4. Convert vfs timestamps to use struct timespec64 using a script.
           This is a flag day patch.
    
        Next steps:
        1. Convert APIs that can handle timespec64, instead of converting
           timestamps at the boundaries.
        2. Update internal data structures to avoid timestamp conversions'
    
      Thomas Gleixner adds:
    
       'I think there is no point to drag that out for the next merge
        window. The whole thing needs to be done in one go for the core
        changes which means that you're going to play that catchup game
        forever. Let's get over with it towards the end of the merge window'"
    
    * tag 'vfs-timespec64' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/arnd/playground:
      pstore: Remove bogus format string definition
      vfs: change inode times to use struct timespec64
      pstore: Convert internal records to timespec64
      udf: Simplify calls to udf_disk_stamp_to_time
      fs: nfs: get rid of memcpys for inode times
      ceph: make inode time prints to be long long
      lustre: Use long long type to print inode time
      fs: add timespec64_truncate()
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