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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 0/4] Make input drivers y2038 safe
On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 1:55 AM, Deepa Dinamani <deepa.kernel@gmail.com> wrote:
> The series is aimed at making input events y2038 safe.
> It extends the lifetime of the realtime timestamps in the
> events to year 2106.
> The series is also a necessary update as glibc is set to provide
> 64 bit time_t support for 32 bit binaries. glibc plan is detailed
> at https://sourceware.org/glibc/wiki/Y2038ProofnessDesign .
>
> The series is a result of discussions with Arnd Bergmann and
> Dmitry Torokhov at last Plumbers.
>
> The plan is to deprecate realtime timestamps anyway as they
> are not appropriate for these timestamps as noted in the patch
> a80b83b7b8 by John Stultz.
>
> The design also updates the format of the input events read/ written
> to the device nodes. This breaks 32 bit interface to the input
> events at compile time as preferred by the maintainer.
>
> The userspace library changes to libevdev, libuinput and mtdev
> will be posted to the respective mailing groups for review.

Thanks a lot for following up on this!

Just to clarify, the four patches are all independent of one another
and can be applied in any order, right? I had some comments
for some patches, and I don't want to hold up the other ones
from getting merged this time.

Arnd

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