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

From: Adam J. Richter (
Date: Thu May 04 2000 - 14:30:25 EST

>"Adam J. Richter" wrote:
>> 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).

>Agree with Yoann, this is completely wrong. :/

>Take a look at Ingo's post on the subject, or perhaps just look at the
>pre7-4 code and observe how the other timer fixes were made.

>Jeff Garzik | Nothing cures insomnia like the
>Building 1024 | realization that it's time to get up.
>MandrakeSoft, Inc. | -- random fortune

Yoann was not saying that it was completely wrong. He just suggested
a very small change that effected only one file.

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