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Subject[PATCH] firmware: raspberrypi: print time using time64_t
The firmware timestamp is an unsigned 32-bit value, but we copy it into
a signed 32-bit variable, so we can theoretically get an overflow in
the calculation when the timestamp is between 2038 and 2106.

This changes the temporary variable to time64_t and changes the deprecated
time_to_tm() over to time64_to_tm() accordingly.

There is still an overflow in y2106, but that is a limitation of the
firmware interface, not a kernel problem.

Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
drivers/firmware/raspberrypi.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/firmware/raspberrypi.c b/drivers/firmware/raspberrypi.c
index dd506cd3a5b8..6692888f04cf 100644
--- a/drivers/firmware/raspberrypi.c
+++ b/drivers/firmware/raspberrypi.c
@@ -174,7 +174,7 @@ rpi_firmware_print_firmware_revision(struct rpi_firmware *fw)
if (ret == 0) {
struct tm tm;

- time_to_tm(packet, 0, &tm);
+ time64_to_tm(packet, 0, &tm);

"Attached to firmware from %04ld-%02d-%02d %02d:%02d\n",
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