On Fri, 8 Nov 2019, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
The gettimeofday() function in vdso uses the traditional 'timeval' structure layout, which will be incompatible with future versions of glibc on 32-bit architectures that use a 64-bit time_t.
This interface is problematic for y2038, when time_t overflows on 32-bit architectures, but the plan so far is that a libc with 64-bit time_t will not call into the gettimeofday() vdso helper at all, and only have a method for entering clock_gettime(). This means we don't have to fix it here, though we probably want to add a new clock_gettime() entry point using a 64-bit version of 'struct timespec' at some point.
Changing the vdso code to use __kernel_old_timeval helps isolate this usage from the other ones that still need to be fixed properly, and it gets us closer to removing the 'timeval' definition from the kernel sources.
Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann email@example.com
Reviewed-by: Thomas Gleixner firstname.lastname@example.org