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

Joseph S. Myers joseph at codesourcery.com
Tue Jun 3 07:33:10 PDT 2014

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.)

Joseph S. Myers
joseph at codesourcery.com

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