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[04/19] y2038: introduce CONFIG_COMPAT_TIME

Message ID 1430929826-318934-5-git-send-email-arnd@arndb.de
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Arnd Bergmann May 6, 2015, 4:30 p.m. UTC
There are a total of system calls (aside from ioctl) that pass a time_t
or derived data structure as an argument, and in order to extend time_t
to 64-bit, we have to replace them with new system calls and keep providing
backwards compatibility.

To avoid adding completely new and untested code for this purpose, we
introduce a new CONFIG_COMPAT_TIME symbol that is always set on 64-bit
architectures with 32-bit compat mode, as well as all 32-bit architectures
that have been extended to provide the new system calls.

After this is done for all architectures, the CONFIG_COMPAT_TIME symbol
can be made a user-selected option, to enable users to build a kernel
that only provides y2038-safe system calls.

Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
 arch/Kconfig | 11 +++++++++++
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/arch/Kconfig b/arch/Kconfig
index a65eafb24997..630d3d289569 100644
--- a/arch/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/Kconfig
@@ -545,4 +545,15 @@  config OLD_SIGACTION
+	def_bool COMPAT
+	help
+	  This should be selected by all architectures that need to support
+	  system calls with a 32-bit time_t. Traditionally, this has been
+	  used on all 32-bit architectures, and needs to be supported on
+	  64-bit architectures as part of compat syscall handling.
 source "kernel/gcov/Kconfig"