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SubjectRe: compat_sys_times() bogus until jiffies >= 0.
From: Paul Mackerras <>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 15:59:12 +1100

> Not on powerpc. On powerpc the error indication is carried separately
> in a condition register bit. So a force_successful_syscall_return()
> call will make glibc automatically do the right thing without any
> glibc changes on powerpc.

It still won't fix the problem.

When the return value is (clock_t) -1, all the
force_successful_syscall_return() calls and glibc condition
codes checks in the world are not going to fix the application
code which checks for error using -1.
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