make struct timeval posix compliant ?

Brooks Davis brooks at
Tue Dec 4 12:10:56 PST 2007

On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 07:44:00PM +0100, Matthieu Michaud wrote:
> Hi,
> Few months ago I sent a mail to stable at in the hope to discuss 
> struct timeval posix conformance in RELENG_6.
> Given the few answers, I may have targetted the wrong mailing list or this 
> change has no interest. So, here are the questions again :
> - Do you want FreeBSD 6 to conform posix specs for struct timeval ? (it's 
> not always a right thing to do to strictly conform standards)
> - Is it ok to do it ? (if i'm correct there is a minor abi change and this 
> could be a strong reason to stay as is)

With 7.0 about to be released and is fixed, I can't say I see much value
compared to the potential disruption in the 6.x series (the fact that
the patch corrects some printf statements demonstrates that there will
be disruption).  Is there something we'd get other than conformance?

-- Brooks
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