From: Arnd Bergmann firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a total of 53 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_64BIT_TIME symbol. Every architecture that supports new 64 bit time_t syscalls enables this config via ARCH_HAS_64BIT_TIME.
After this is done for all architectures, the CONFIG_64BIT_TIME symbol can be made a user-selected option, to enable users to build a kernel that only provides y2038-safe system calls by making 32 time_t syscalls conditionally included based on the above config.
diff --git a/arch/Kconfig b/arch/Kconfig index 8911ff37335a..3266ac1a4ff7 100644 --- a/arch/Kconfig +++ b/arch/Kconfig @@ -875,6 +875,17 @@ config OLD_SIGACTION config COMPAT_OLD_SIGACTION bool
+config ARCH_HAS_64BIT_TIME + def_bool n + +config CONFIG_64BIT_TIME + def_bool ARCH_HAS_64BIT_TIME + help + This should be selected by all architectures that need to support + new system calls with a 64-bit time_t. This is relevant on all 32-bit + architectures, and 64-bit architectures as part of compat syscall + handling. + config ARCH_NO_COHERENT_DMA_MMAP bool