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SubjectRe: [Y2038] [PATCH 05/11] time/posix-timers:Convert to the 64bit methods for k_clock callback functions
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On Tuesday 21 April 2015 16:36:13 Baolin Wang wrote:
> On 21 April 2015 at 04:48, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
>
> > On Mon, 20 Apr 2015, Baolin Wang wrote:
> > > /* Set clock_realtime */
> > > static int posix_clock_realtime_set(const clockid_t which_clock,
> > > - const struct timespec *tp)
> > > + const struct timespec64 *tp)
> > > {
> > > - return do_sys_settimeofday(tp, NULL);
> > > + struct timespec ts = timespec64_to_timespec(*tp);
> > > +
> > > + return do_sys_settimeofday(&ts, NULL);
> >
> > Sigh. No. We first provide a proper function for this, which takes a
> > timespec64, i.e. do_sys_settimeofday64() instead of having this
> > wrapper mess all over the place.
> >
>
> Thanks for your comments,but if use do_sys_settimeofday64() here that
> will introduce
> a security bug: do_sys_settimeofday contains a capability
> check that normally prevents non-root users from setting the time.
>
> With your change, any user can set the system time.

He was asking for a new do_sys_settimeofday64 function to be added,
not using the low-level do_settimeofday64.

Arnd


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