Make constants in kernel/timeconst.h fixed 64 bits

Force constants in kernel/timeconst.h (except shift counts) to be 64 bits,
using U64_C() constructor macros, and eliminate constants that cannot
be represented at all in 64 bits.  This avoids warnings with some gcc

Drop generating 64-bit constants, since we have no real hope of
getting a full set (operation on 64-bit values requires a 128-bit
intermediate result, which gcc only supports on 64-bit platforms, and
only with libgcc support on some.)  Note that the use of these
constants does not depend on if we are on a 32- or 64-bit architecture.

This resolves Bugzilla 10153.

Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <>
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