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From: Arnd Bergmann <>
To: Andrew Morton <>
	Arnd Bergmann <>,
Subject: [PATCH] procfs: avoid 32-bit time_t in /proc/*/stat
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 22:12:40 +0200
Message-ID: <> (raw)

/proc/stat shows (among lots of other things) the current boottime
(i.e. number of seconds since boot). While a 32-bit number is sufficient
for this particular case, we want to get rid of the 'struct timespec'
suffers from a 32-bit overflow in 2038.

This changes the code to use a struct timespec64, which is known to
be safe in all cases.

Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
 fs/proc/stat.c | 10 ++++------
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/proc/stat.c b/fs/proc/stat.c
index 510413eb25b8..7907e456ac4f 100644
--- a/fs/proc/stat.c
+++ b/fs/proc/stat.c
@@ -80,19 +80,17 @@ static u64 get_iowait_time(int cpu)
 static int show_stat(struct seq_file *p, void *v)
 	int i, j;
-	unsigned long jif;
 	u64 user, nice, system, idle, iowait, irq, softirq, steal;
 	u64 guest, guest_nice;
 	u64 sum = 0;
 	u64 sum_softirq = 0;
 	unsigned int per_softirq_sums[NR_SOFTIRQS] = {0};
-	struct timespec boottime;
+	struct timespec64 boottime;
 	user = nice = system = idle = iowait =
 		irq = softirq = steal = 0;
 	guest = guest_nice = 0;
-	getboottime(&boottime);
-	jif = boottime.tv_sec;
+	getboottime64(&boottime);
 	for_each_possible_cpu(i) {
 		user += kcpustat_cpu(i).cpustat[CPUTIME_USER];
@@ -163,12 +161,12 @@ static int show_stat(struct seq_file *p, void *v)
 		"\nctxt %llu\n"
-		"btime %lu\n"
+		"btime %llu\n"
 		"processes %lu\n"
 		"procs_running %lu\n"
 		"procs_blocked %lu\n",
-		(unsigned long)jif,
+		(unsigned long long)boottime.tv_sec,

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