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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH libvirt 6/6] Cast timeval.tv_sec long to localtime

From: Marc-André Lureau
Subject: Re: [libvirt] [PATCH libvirt 6/6] Cast timeval.tv_sec long to localtime expected type time_t
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 17:05:38 +0100

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 4:42 PM, Marc-André Lureau
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 3:01 PM, Bruno Haible <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Eric Blake wrote:
>>> <_timeval.h>:
>>> struct timeval
>>> {
>>>         long tv_sec;
>>>         long tv_usec;
>>> };
>>> Oops.  struct timeval is generating a struct timeval with a 32-bit
>>> tv_sec even when time_t is 64-bits.
>> mingw64 is still in development. Please, Marc-André, can you work with
>> them, upstream, to make sure that they follow the definition of
>> 'struct timeval' as described by POSIX [1][2]? This type is not defined
>> by the Windows API; the mingw people have the power to define it correctly.

Mingw64 reviewer said Windows actually defines it. I dig the msdn and
found this:


I suppose they are correct, and they should follow what Windows uses.

The problem was reported in an msdn discussion too:


Should gnulib redefine this struct similarly to other incompatible types?

Marc-André Lureau

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