This is a conversion of all subsystem-wide v4l2 code to avoid the
use of types based on time_t. The first five patches should all
be harmless and obvious, so they can get applied for 4.3 after
The last two patches are marked RFC for now because their possible
impact on the user space ABI and to decide if this is the best
approach or whether we should instead introduce extra code in
the kernel to handle modified user space.
There are a few device drivers beyond this series that rely on
time_t/timeval/timespec internally, but they are all easy to fix
and can be taken care of later.
Arnd Bergmann (7):
[media] dvb: use ktime_t for internal timeout
[media] dvb: remove unused systime() function
[media] dvb: don't use 'time_t' in event ioctl
[media] exynos4-is: use monotonic timestamps as advertized
[media] use v4l2_get_timestamp where possible
[RFC] [media]: v4l2: introduce v4l2_timeval
[RFC] [media] introduce v4l2_timespec type for timestamps
drivers/media/dvb-core/demux.h | 2 +-
drivers/media/dvb-core/dmxdev.c | 2 +-
drivers/media/dvb-core/dvb_demux.c | 17 ++++++-----------
drivers/media/dvb-core/dvb_demux.h | 4 ++--
drivers/media/dvb-core/dvb_net.c | 2 +-
drivers/media/dvb-frontends/dibx000_common.c | 10 ----------
drivers/media/dvb-frontends/dibx000_common.h | 2 --
drivers/media/pci/bt8xx/bttv-driver.c | 7 ++-----
drivers/media/pci/cx18/cx18-mailbox.c | 2 +-
drivers/media/pci/meye/meye.h | 2 +-
drivers/media/pci/zoran/zoran.h | 2 +-
drivers/media/platform/coda/coda.h | 2 +-
drivers/media/platform/exynos4-is/fimc-capture.c | 8 +-------
drivers/media/platform/exynos4-is/fimc-lite.c | 7 +------
drivers/media/platform/omap/omap_vout.c | 4 ++--
drivers/media/platform/omap3isp/ispstat.c | 5 ++---
drivers/media/platform/omap3isp/ispstat.h | 2 +-
drivers/media/platform/s3c-camif/camif-capture.c | 8 +-------
drivers/media/platform/vim2m.c | 2 +-
drivers/media/platform/vivid/vivid-ctrls.c | 2 +-
drivers/media/usb/cpia2/cpia2.h | 2 +-
drivers/media/usb/cpia2/cpia2_v4l.c | 2 +-
drivers/media/usb/gspca/gspca.c | 6 +++---
drivers/media/usb/usbvision/usbvision.h | 2 +-
drivers/media/v4l2-core/v4l2-common.c | 6 +++---
drivers/media/v4l2-core/v4l2-event.c | 20 +++++++++++++-------
drivers/staging/media/omap4iss/iss_video.c | 5 +----
include/media/v4l2-common.h | 2 +-
include/media/videobuf-core.h | 2 +-
include/trace/events/v4l2.h | 12 ++++++++++--
include/uapi/linux/dvb/video.h | 3 ++-
include/uapi/linux/omap3isp.h | 2 +-
include/uapi/linux/videodev2.h | 16 ++++++++++++++--
33 files changed, 79 insertions(+), 93 deletions(-)
On Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:58:38 AM CEST Albert ARIBAUD wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have produced a fourth draft of what will eventually become the Y2038
> design document:
> Relative to the previous draft:
> * the scope clarifies that *only* Y2038 is considered, and no other
> doomsday such as Y2106 or Y9999;
> * all types directly or indirectly derived from time_t are now listed;
> * all APIs using these types are now listed;
> * all functions which use time_t internally are now listed;
> * also listed are types and APIs related to time but which are
> Y2038-safe (even though they might be unsafe for some other
> doomsday, e.g. struct rpc_timeval being Y2106-unsafe).
> As always, comments welcome.
I've cross-checked your list of data structures with the one I have
for the kernel at
I noticed 'struct sysinfo' as another interface that holds a time,
even though this is documented as 'long' and I concluded that we
won't need to change it, that should probably be documented.
'struct rusage' is also interesting, as there is no overflow in 2038,
but instead it could overflow on large machines (hundreds of CPUs)
with very long-running tasks (months), so I'm unsure how to treat that
from the kernel side. It's also one of very few kernel interfaces using
'timeval' rather than 'timespec' (we generally replaced the other ones).
My current kernel patch series changes rusage by using 64-bit fields for
everything, with the intention of having the same binary layout for
32-bit and 64-bit processes, and reusing the 64-bit syscall entry point
for compat mode (running 32-bit tasks on a 64-bit kernel). Does that work
I think we should expand the ioctl section a bit: I can do most of it
in the kernel, but need help from glibc for a few things in which we
need to agree on calling conventions. Here is what I'd suggest having in
the document, feel free to take that into your document or edit as you
== IOCTLs and Y2038 ==
Some Linux IOCTLs may be Y2038-unsafe, or use types defined by glibc
that do not match the kernel internal types. Known important cases are:
- An ioctl command number is defined using the _IOR/_IOW/_IORW macros
by the kernel with a structure whose size changes based on glibc's
time_t. The kernel can handle these transparently by implementing
handlers for both command numbers with the correct structure format.
- The binary ABI changes based on the glibc time_t type, but the
command number does not change. In this case, the kernel header files
defining the data structure will check the "__USE_TIME_BITS64"
macro [do we need a new macro for the kernel headers?] to provide
a different command number for the new data structure layout. glibc
will define this macro at an appropriate location [where?] to make
it visible before including kernel header files.
- An ioctl command passes time information in a structure that is not
based on time_t but another integer type that does not get changed.
The kernel header files will provide both a new structure layout
and command number when "__USE_TIME_BITS64" is set.
[I can find examples for ioctl commands in each of those
categories if needed.]
== Socket options ==
Like ioctl(), setsockopt()/getsockopt() has a few interfaces that are
passing time data:
SO_TIMESTAMP/SO_TIMESTAMPNS/SO_TIMESTAMPING: These enable the
timestamping infrastructure for a socket, which will consecutively
return data to user space using "cmsg" data on the socket. The kernel
does not know the layout of 'struct timespec' and 'struct timeval'
when filling the cmsg data, so we need to define new binary values
for the three flags, which then get used if __USE_TIME_BITS64
SO_RCVTIMEO/SO_SNTTIMEO: These pass a 'struct timeval' and a length.
Assuming that the 'optlen' argument of the setsockopt syscall always
matches the size of 'struct timeval', the kernel will be able to
access the data in the same format that was passed by glibc. [alternatively,
we could handle this the same way as SO_TIMESTAMP*, using new numbers
for the flags].
Regarding the "Support for non-Y2038-safe kernels" section, I'm not
sure if that can work at all: A kernel that does not have the appropriate
system calls will also not have the handlers for a lot of the ioctl
commands and possibly other interfaces that rely on a specific
structure layout. If we can instead enforce that __USE_TIME_BITS64
is only set with a minimal version of kernel headers and that it
implies binary compatibility with no older kernel version, we could
avoid those problems.
On your note "The implementation needs further thinking about, as
application code defining _TIME_BITS=64 and gets built against
new kernel headers and old GLIBC headers, then GLIBC will use 32-bit
time_t and kernel will expect 64-bit time_t, and there is no way
to ensure detection of this case.", I think that is covered by
having the kernel headers check __USE_TIME_BITS64 instead of
_TIME_BITS=64, as I described above.
The series is aimed at making input events y2038 safe.
It extends the lifetime of the realtime timestamps in the
events to year 2106.
The plan is to deprecate realtime timestamps anyway as they
are not appropriate for these timestamps as noted in the patch
a80b83b7b8 by John Stultz.
The series is a result of many discussions with Arnd Bergmann.
Deepa Dinamani (4):
uinput: Add ioctl for using monotonic/ boot times
input: evdev: Replace timeval with timespec64
input: Deprecate real timestamps beyond year 2106
input: serio: Replace timeval by timespec64
drivers/input/evdev.c | 30 +++++++++++--------
drivers/input/input-compat.c | 25 ++++++++--------
drivers/input/input-compat.h | 19 +++++++-----
drivers/input/misc/uinput.c | 64 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
drivers/input/serio/hil_mlc.c | 37 +++++++++++------------
drivers/input/serio/hp_sdc.c | 17 ++++++-----
drivers/input/serio/hp_sdc_mlc.c | 10 +++----
include/linux/hil_mlc.h | 6 ++--
include/linux/hp_sdc.h | 6 ++--
include/linux/uinput.h | 3 +-
include/uapi/linux/input.h | 37 +++++++++++++++++++++++
include/uapi/linux/uinput.h | 3 ++
12 files changed, 183 insertions(+), 74 deletions(-)