SDL: evdev: Use time64-friendly accessors for struct input_event

From 10fc3b3db715f0e2050e49f39d7d6e932813723c Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Simon McVittie <[EMAIL REDACTED]>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2023 17:49:10 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] evdev: Use time64-friendly accessors for struct input_event

On 32-bit platforms such as i386, if SDL is compiled with -D_TIME_BITS=64
to opt-in to ABIs that will not stop working in 2038, the fields in
this struct change their naming and interpretation.

The Linux header <linux/input.h> defines macros input_event_sec and
input_event_usec which resolve to the right struct field to look at.
The actual field names and types are an implementation detail,
historically signed 32-bit time.tv_sec and time.tv_usec on 32-bit
platforms, but becoming unsigned __sec and __usec when using 64-bit
time (which makes them able to represent times up to 2106).

Signed-off-by: Simon McVittie <>
 src/core/linux/SDL_evdev.c | 14 ++++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/core/linux/SDL_evdev.c b/src/core/linux/SDL_evdev.c
index 5f4d14e2cbab..e1b691060a42 100644
--- a/src/core/linux/SDL_evdev.c
+++ b/src/core/linux/SDL_evdev.c
@@ -59,6 +59,16 @@
 #define REL_HWHEEL_HI_RES 0x0c
+/* The field to look up in struct input_event for integer seconds */
+#ifndef input_event_sec
+#define input_event_sec time.tv_sec
+/* The field to look up in struct input_event for fractional seconds */
+#ifndef input_event_usec
+#define input_event_usec time.tv_usec
 typedef struct SDL_evdevlist_item
     char *path;
@@ -879,9 +889,9 @@ Uint64 SDL_EVDEV_GetEventTimestamp(struct input_event *event)
     /* The kernel internally has nanosecond timestamps, but converts it
        to microseconds when delivering the events */
-    timestamp = event->time.tv_sec;
+    timestamp = event->input_event_sec;
     timestamp *= SDL_NS_PER_SECOND;
-    timestamp += SDL_US_TO_NS(event->time.tv_usec);
+    timestamp += SDL_US_TO_NS(event->input_event_usec);
     if (!timestamp_offset) {
         timestamp_offset = (now - timestamp);