Re: Patch pre7-4: Update struct_timer.list update for all (at least x86) files

From: Vandoorselaere Yoann (
Date: Thu May 04 2000 - 10:01:14 EST

"Adam J. Richter" <> writes:

> The is a small change to struct timer in pre7-4. Instead of
> each timer having "prev" and "next" links, management of the doubly
> linked list is handled with a struct "list", which contains the
> "next" and "prev" fields. I am assuming that the semanitics of
> things like == NULL are the same as the old next == NULL
> semantics, and so on. On that assumption, here is a patch that adjusts
> the rest of the kernel to the change that appeared in parts of pre7-4,
> so that the whole kernel compiles, at least on x86 (we build with
> every driver turned on, almost all as modules).

Driver which are manually setting the prev & next member of their
timer structure are wrong <grin>.

There is a macros called init_timer() (linux/timer.h) which is
specifically designed for that.
When the list change, only the macros need to be changed.

                   -- Yoann,
     It is well known that M$ products don't call free() after a malloc().
     The Unix community wish them good luck for their future developments.

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