Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8210
Jan 18, 2038 problem
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:53 EDT
I realize I will probally be flamed, but who is working to fix the current
time format for the compiler? January 18,2038 as I figure it will appear
to be Jan 1, 1970. Any planned fixes? Who will do it? Who can I talk to
about this issue? It would be nice to know Linux already has the solution
to this wide-spread issue.
Ok, now flame me....
This is more of a kernel and glibc issue than a compiler issue. If you
do some searches on the net you should be able to find something about
64 bit time_t's (maybe on one of the Debian lists? I don't remember
where I saw it).
You can start working on this (e.g. try changing time_t and see what breaks);
if you want to get in touch with other people who might want to work on
the same issue I suppose the glibc and kernel email lists are the most obvious