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Date:   Thu, 2 Nov 2017 08:27:31 -0600
From:   Jens Axboe <>
To:     Arnd Bergmann <>,
        Bart Van Assche <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] skd: use ktime_get_real_seconds()

On 11/02/2017 05:42 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> Like many storage drivers, skd uses an unsigned 32-bit number for
> interchanging the current time with the firmware. This will overflow in
> y2106 and is otherwise safe.
> However, the get_seconds() function is generally considered deprecated
> since the behavior is different between 32-bit and 64-bit architectures,
> and using it may indicate a bigger problem.
> To annotate that we've thought about this, let's add a comment here
> and migrate to the ktime_get_real_seconds() function that consistently
> returns a 64-bit number.

Thanks Arnd, applied.

Jens Axboe

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