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authorRich Felker <>2013-05-23 14:31:02 -0400
committerRich Felker <>2013-05-23 14:31:02 -0400
commit05453b37fc0343e53bc7f332047e901b3e1abb84 (patch)
tree46aec81077cc8062cb3a63e7a6504d9498bb1d25 /arch/powerpc/bits/
parent1e5eb73545ca6cfe8b918798835aaf6e07af5beb (diff)
fix overflow behavior of clock() function
per Austin Group interpretation for issue #686, which cites the requirements of ISO C, clock() cannot wrap. if the result is not representable, it must return (clock_t)-1. in addition, the old code was performing wrapping via signed overflow and thus invoking undefined behavior. since it seems impossible to accurately check for overflow with the old times()-based fallback code, I have simply dropped the fallback code for now, thus always returning -1 on ancient systems. if there's a demand for making it work and somebody comes up with a way, it could be reinstated, but the clock() function is essentially useless on 32-bit system anyway (it overflows in less than an hour). it should be noted that I used LONG_MAX rather than ULONG_MAX, despite 32-bit archs using an unsigned type for clock_t. this discrepency with the glibc/LSB type definitions will be fixed now; since wrapping of clock_t is no longer supported, there's no use in it being unsigned.
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