Re: Y2038 proposal


Alexander Kanavin
 

On Wed, 30 Nov 2022 at 11:52, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge@...> wrote:
Going from various problems I saw with systems with smaller time wraps, setting a time after wrap occurs misses most of the problems which wall occur. Many systems will work fine with either 'negative' or 'smaller dates' but crash, burn, etc when running when the counter wraps around. I would suggest setting the test date to -N minutes before wrap over to run a first set of tests, and then N minutes after the wrap to run a second set of tests. This would hopefully catch programs which are worse off.
Testing the rollover could be done in later stages. I can imagine
we'll have enough just by setting the date in the future and getting
those magic glibc flags to not cause build fails.

Alex

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