Re: [RFC 00/32] making inode time stamps y2038 ready

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Tue Jun 03 2014 - 10:49:41 EST

On Tuesday 03 June 2014 14:33:10 Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Jun 2014, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > I think John Stultz and Thomas Gleixner have already started looking
> > at how the timekeeping code can be updated. Once that is done, we should
> > be able to add a functional 64-bit gettimeofday/settimeofday syscall
> > pair. While I definitely agree this is one of the most basic things to
> > have, it's also not an area of the kernel that is easy to change.
> 64-bit clock_gettime / clock_settime instead of gettimeofday /
> settimeofday should avoid the need for the kernel to have a 64-bit version
> of struct timeval. (Userspace 64-bit gettimeofday / settimeofday would
> need to use a combination of the syscalls if the tz pointer is non-NULL.)

Yes, that's what I meant.

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