Description of problem:
If you set the date of a system beyond the date of 01/19/2038 (i.e. 1/20) the MariaDB service (/etc/init.d/mysql) will not start
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install mariaDB
$ yum install mariadb*
2. Change system date to 1/20/2038
$ date -s 01/20/2038
3. Now try to start mariadb service, it will not start
# /etc/init.d/mysql start
- Mariadb service does not start
- MariaDB service should start
If date is either 1/19/2038 or lower, service would start fine.
Upstream issue filed:
There should be an error message displayed - that's what I can look at right now, however till the 'my_time_t' isn't 64-bit compatible, the server doesn't support dates later than 2038.
This issue is solely about the service (not) starting.
The usage of timestamp inside the DB is a different issue. MariaDB does not support storing timestamps > 32-bit, DATETIME format should be used instead.
I also expect, any user will update in the next 20 year, either OS, DB or both. (Even if only beacuse of CVEs) Which will bring him the fix, once it will be ready.
That means, this shouldn't be a real issue for now from my POV.
(And the upstream developers thinks in a simmilar way)
(In reply to Ravindra Patil from comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> If you set the date of a system beyond the date of 01/19/2038 (i.e. 1/20)
> the MariaDB service (/etc/init.d/mysql) will not start
> Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Based on this, the user is using packages from upstream.
And also, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is in the Maintenance Support 2 Phase. During the Maintenance Support 2 Phase, Critical impact Security Advisories (RHSAs) and selected Urgent Priority Bug Fix Advisories (RHBAs) may be released as they become available.
The official life cycle policy can be reviewed here:
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