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You were right.  My original bug report was misdirected.  The lack of
time(2) being fixed by a newlib maintainer.


Jeff Johnston <> writes:

> Hmm, the libc/time/time.c code checks for the existence of
> HAVE_GETTIMEOFDAY flag and if not present, it doesn't compile the
> entire time function.  The time function is ANSI and ifdefing it out
> is wrong. It also doesn't make sense to check for the syscall before
> calling it as it is one of the basic syscalls (stubbed in libnosys to
> return -1). I will fix this.  In your case, you will see time() return
> -1 when libnosys provides the syscall.
> -- Jeff J.