Re: [PATCH] firewire: nosy: Replace timeval with timespec64
From: Stefan Richter
Date: Tue Mar 22 2016 - 10:28:11 EST
On Mar 21 Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>>> On Sunday 20 March 2016 22:59:11 Tina Ruchandani wrote:
>>>> 'struct timeval' uses a 32 bit field for its 'seconds' value which
>>>> will overflow in year 2038 and beyond. This patch replaces the use
>>>> of timeval in nosy.c with timespec64 which doesn't suffer from y2038
>>>> issue. The code is correct as is - since it is only using the
>>>> microseconds portion of timeval. However, this patch does the
>>>> replacement as part of a larger effort to remove all instances of
>>>> 'struct timeval' from the kernel (that would help identify cases
>>>> where the code is actually broken).
>>>> Signed-off-by: Tina Ruchandani <ruchandani.tina@xxxxxxxxx>
> Reviewed-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
Committed to linux1394.git.
I will try to get this pulled upstream in the next few days.
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