On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 10:02 PM, Linus Torvalds email@example.com wrote:
On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 12:47 PM, Arnd Bergmann firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
There is one global option that I want to see, and that is for completely disabling all components that are known to be broken in y2038.
I really don't see the point.
Don't do it. Make it some local hack, I'm not taking crazy patches.
I have the local hack , and used it to find all the drivers that use a 32-bit time_t internally (and mark them with a Kconfig dependency for testing).
Would it be ok to have a simple way of removing the time_t definition (e.g. by passing '-DREQUIRE_TIME64' to the compiler, but without the Kconfig option? That way, someone who wants to ship a product can at least find the obvious dependencies on stuff that remains broken.