timer API change from kernel 4.9 to 5.0

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Wed Sep 30 14:04:42 EDT 2020

On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 06:34:07PM +0200, Fabien R wrote:
> Hello,
> In timer.h of 4.9, struct timer_list contains a field data which is unsigned long.
> In timer.c, call_timer_fn calls the triggered function with data as parameter.
> As of 5.0, the field data disappears from struct timer_list and call_timer_fn is used with a struct timer_list *
> as parameter.
> Is there some info about this change somewhere ?

Yes, in the kernel changelog itself, have you looked?  Try just looking
at the log and changes for a specific file instead of the whole thing:
	git log -p path/to/a/single/file.c

4.9 -> 5.0 is a HUGE jump, many years there, you might want to go in
smaller steps :)


greg k-h

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