Commit 6dc1cf6f authored by Vaibhav Jain's avatar Vaibhav Jain Committed by Alexandre Belloni
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rtc: opal: Handle disabled TPO in opal_get_tpo_time()

On PowerNV platform when Timed-Power-On(TPO) is disabled, read of
stored TPO yields value with all date components set to '0' inside
opal_get_tpo_time(). The function opal_to_tm() then converts it to an
offset from year 1900 yielding alarm-time == "1900-00-01
00:00:00". This causes problems with __rtc_read_alarm() that
expecting an offset from "1970-00-01 00:00:00" and returned alarm-time
results in a -ve value for time64_t. Which ultimately results in this
error reported in kernel logs with a seemingly garbage value:

"rtc rtc0: invalid alarm value: -2-1--1041528741

We fix this by explicitly handling the case of all alarm date-time
components being '0' inside opal_get_tpo_time() and returning -ENOENT
in such a case. This signals generic rtc that no alarm is set and it
bails out from the alarm initialization flow without reporting the
above error.

Signed-off-by: default avatarVaibhav Jain <>
Reported-by: default avatarSteve Best <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAlexandre Belloni <>
parent 1373e77b
......@@ -142,6 +142,16 @@ static int opal_get_tpo_time(struct device *dev, struct rtc_wkalrm *alarm)
y_m_d = be32_to_cpu(__y_m_d);
h_m_s_ms = ((u64)be32_to_cpu(__h_m) << 32);
/* check if no alarm is set */
if (y_m_d == 0 && h_m_s_ms == 0) {
pr_debug("No alarm is set\n");
rc = -ENOENT;
goto exit;
} else {
pr_debug("Alarm set to %x %llx\n", y_m_d, h_m_s_ms);
opal_to_tm(y_m_d, h_m_s_ms, &alarm->time);
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