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SubjectAW: [PATCH 1/1] x86/kernel/rtc: add sanity check for RTC date and time
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Hi Alexandre

> Hello,
>
> On 24/06/2021 10:15:07+0200, Werner Zeh wrote:
> > The timekeeper is synchronized with the CMOS RTC when it is initialized.
> > If the RTC buffering is bad (not buffered at all, empty battery) the
> > RTC registers can contain random data. In order to avoid date and time
> > being completely rubbish check the sanity of the registers before
> > calling mktime64. If the values are not valid, set tv_sec to 0 so that
> > at least the starting time is valid.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Werner Zeh <werner.zeh@siemens.com>
> > ---
> > [resent due to wrong lkml address]
> > [added RTC maintainers to the recipients] This change introduces the
> > same validity check that is already done in drivers/rtc/interface.c.
> > If it is not done here, the timekeeper can be set up wrongly in the
> > first run and won't be corrected once the RTC driver is started
> > because the validity check in the RTC driver drops the time and date
> > due to invalid entries.
> >
> > arch/x86/kernel/rtc.c | 12 +++++++++++-
> > 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/rtc.c b/arch/x86/kernel/rtc.c index
> > 586f718b8e95..f4af7b18c6c0 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/kernel/rtc.c
> > +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/rtc.c
> > @@ -9,6 +9,7 @@
> > #include <linux/export.h>
> > #include <linux/pnp.h>
> > #include <linux/of.h>
> > +#include <linux/rtc.h>
> >
> > #include <asm/vsyscall.h>
> > #include <asm/x86_init.h>
> > @@ -64,6 +65,7 @@ void mach_get_cmos_time(struct timespec64 *now)
> {
> > unsigned int status, year, mon, day, hour, min, sec, century = 0;
> > unsigned long flags;
> > + struct rtc_time tm = {0};
> >
> > /*
> > * If pm_trace abused the RTC as storage, set the timespec to 0, @@
> > -118,7 +120,15 @@ void mach_get_cmos_time(struct timespec64 *now)
> > } else
> > year += CMOS_YEARS_OFFS;
> >
> > - now->tv_sec = mktime64(year, mon, day, hour, min, sec);
> > + tm.tm_sec = sec;
> > + tm.tm_min = min;
> > + tm.tm_hour = hour;
> > + tm.tm_mday = day;
> > + tm.tm_mon = mon;
> > + tm.tm_year = year;
> > + now->tv_sec = 0;
> > + if (rtc_valid_tm(&tm) == 0)
>
> Doesn't that make the x86 architecture depend on CONFIG_RTC_LIB?
>
CONFIG_RTC_LIB is already default enabled for x86, see arch/x86/Kconfig.
Do you have any other dependencies in mind I have overseen?

Werner

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