Re: [tip:timers/core] ntp: Fix integer overflow when setting time

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On 03/15/2012 02:53 PM, tip-bot for Sasha Levin wrote:
> Commit-ID:  a078c6d0e6288fad6d83fb6d5edd91ddb7b6ab33
> Gitweb:
> Author:     Sasha Levin <levinsasha928@xxxxxxxxx>
> AuthorDate: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:36:14 -0400
> Committer:  Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> CommitDate: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:41:34 +0100
> ntp: Fix integer overflow when setting time
> 'long secs' is passed as divisor to div_s64, which accepts a 32bit
> divisor. On 64bit machines that value is trimmed back from 8 bytes
> back to 4, causing a divide by zero when the number is bigger than
> (1 << 32) - 1 and all 32 lower bits are 0.
> Use div64_long() instead.

Perhaps we should use the same kind of multiply-and-shift tricks we're
doing for jiffies conversion?  If nothing else it ought to perform better.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel.  I don't speak on their behalf.

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