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SubjectRe: vdso-related userspace crashes on 5.5 mips64
More details forthcoming, but I just bisected this to:

commit 942437c97fd9ff23a17c13118f50bd0490f6868c (refs/bisect/bad)
Author: Arnd Bergmann <>
Date: Mon Jul 15 11:46:10 2019 +0200

y2038: allow disabling time32 system calls

At the moment, the compilation of the old time32 system calls depends
purely on the architecture. As systems with new libc based on 64-bit
time_t are getting deployed, even architectures that previously supported
these (notably x86-32 and arm32 but also many others) no longer depend on
them, and removing them from a kernel image results in a smaller kernel
binary, the same way we can leave out many other optional system calls.

More importantly, on an embedded system that needs to keep working
beyond year 2038, any user space program calling these system calls
is likely a bug, so removing them from the kernel image does provide
an extra debugging help for finding broken applications.

I've gone back and forth on hiding this option unless CONFIG_EXPERT
is set. This version leaves it visible based on the logic that
eventually it will be turned off indefinitely.

Acked-by: Christian Brauner <>
Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>

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