Re: [PATCH v2] USB: usbmon: Remove timeval usage for timestamp

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Thu Nov 05 2015 - 11:20:08 EST

On Thursday 29 October 2015 22:58:28 Tina Ruchandani wrote:
> struct timeval' uses 32-bits for its seconds field and will overflow in
> the year 2038 and beyond. This patch replaces the usage of 'struct timeval'
> in mon_get_timestamp() with timespec64 which uses a 64-bit seconds field
> and is y2038-safe. mon_get_timestamp() truncates the timestamp at 4096 seconds,
> so the correctness of the code is not affected. This patch is part of a larger
> attempt to remove instances of struct timeval and other 32-bit timekeeping
> (time_t, struct timespec) from the kernel.
> Signed-off-by: Tina Ruchandani <ruchandani.tina@xxxxxxxxx>
> Suggested-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>

Reviewed-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
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