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Date:   Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:51:48 +0100
From:   Arnd Bergmann <>
To:     Jonathan Cameron <>, Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc:, Hartmut Knaack <>,
        Lars-Peter Clausen <>,
        Peter Meerwald-Stadler <>,,
Subject: [PATCH] iio: common: ssp_sensors: use ktime_get_real_ns() timestamps

getnstimeofday() suffers from the overflow in y2038 on 32-bit
architectures and requires a conversion into the nanosecond format that
we want here.

This changes ssp_parse_dataframe() to use ktime_get_real_ns() directly,
which does not have that problem.

An open question is what time base should be used here. Normally
timestamps should use ktime_get_ns() or ktime_get_boot_ns() to read
monotonic time instead of "real" time, which suffers from time jumps
due to settimeofday() calls or leap seconds.

Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
 drivers/iio/common/ssp_sensors/ssp_spi.c | 5 +----
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/iio/common/ssp_sensors/ssp_spi.c b/drivers/iio/common/ssp_sensors/ssp_spi.c
index 704284a475ae..2ab106bb3e03 100644
--- a/drivers/iio/common/ssp_sensors/ssp_spi.c
+++ b/drivers/iio/common/ssp_sensors/ssp_spi.c
@@ -277,12 +277,9 @@ static int ssp_handle_big_data(struct ssp_data *data, char *dataframe, int *idx)
 static int ssp_parse_dataframe(struct ssp_data *data, char *dataframe, int len)
 	int idx, sd;
-	struct timespec ts;
 	struct ssp_sensor_data *spd;
 	struct iio_dev **indio_devs = data->sensor_devs;
-	getnstimeofday(&ts);
 	for (idx = 0; idx < len;) {
 		switch (dataframe[idx++]) {
@@ -329,7 +326,7 @@ static int ssp_parse_dataframe(struct ssp_data *data, char *dataframe, int len)
 	if (data->time_syncing)
-		data->timestamp = ts.tv_sec * 1000000000ULL + ts.tv_nsec;
+		data->timestamp = ktime_get_real_ns();
 	return 0;

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