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

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed Jun 4 17:10:24 PDT 2014

On 06/04/2014 12:24 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> For other timekeeping stuff in the kernel, I agree that using some
> 64-bit representation (nanoseconds, 32/32 unsigned seconds/nanoseconds,
> ...) has advantages, that's exactly the point I was making earlier
> against simply extending the internal time_t/timespec to 64-bit
> seconds for everything.

How much of a performance issue is it to make time_t 64 bits, and for
the bits there are, how hard are they to fix?


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