Re: [PATCH 5/5] net: sfc: avoid using timespec

From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Wed Sep 30 2015 - 03:26:44 EST

On Mon, 28 Sep 2015, Arnd Bergmann wrote:

> The sfc driver internally uses a time format based on 32-bit (unsigned)
> seconds and 32-bit nanoseconds. This means it will overflow in 2106,
> but the value we pass into it is a signed 32-bit tv_sec that already
> overflows in 2038 to a negative value.
> This patch changes the logic to use the lower 32 bits of the timespec64
> tv_sec in efx_ptp_ns_to_s_ns, which will have the correct value beyond the overflow.
> While this does not change any of the register values, it lets us
> keep using the driver after we deprecate the use of the timespec type
> in the kernel.
> In the efx_ptp_process_times function, the change to use timespec64
> is similar, in that the tv_sec portion is ignored anyway and we only
> care about the nanosecond portion that remains unchanged.
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>

Reviewed-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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