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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mn10300: time: Provide 64-bit persistent clock time
Hi John,

John Stultz <> wrote 2015-07-25 AM 11:24:32:
> Re: [PATCH] mn10300: time: Provide 64-bit persistent clock time
> On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 5:45 PM, Xunlei Pang <> wrote:
> > From: Xunlei Pang <>
> >
> > As part of addressing the "y2038 problem" for in-kernel uses,
> > convert update_persistent_clock() to update_persistent_clock64(),
> > read_persistent_clock() to read_persistent_clock64() using
> > timespec64 for MN10300.
> The arch changes look ok.
> > Add the common weak version of update_persistent_clock() to make
> > the compiler happy, since we don't have any update_persistent_clock()
> > defined for MN10300 after converting it to
> So it wasn't immediately obvious why this was needed (compiler
> unhappiness isn't really a good explanation). Looking at it, it seems
> that the weak update_persistent_clock64() wants a
> update_persistent_clock() call to exist (which probably should have
> been added when the weak update_persistent_clock64 was added). So it
> looks like even if the arch defines a update_persistent_clock64(),
> the weak one still throws a undefined symbol compiler error, right?
> The weak update_persistent_clock() bit should probably be added in a
> separate patch, since its not really tied to this arch change (really
> any arch that switches to update_persistent_clock64 would have this
> issue, no?).

Agree, you're absolutely right. Will do.


> thanks
> -john

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