Happy 1234567890 everyone!

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Fri Feb 13 19:33:56 CST 2009


Once upon a time, Nathan Malynn <neito at nerdramblingz.com> said:
> Question about 2k38: Aren't most Unixoid systems using 64-bit clocks now?

Unix/POSIX systems use "time_t" to store the base time counter, which is
seconds since the epoch (1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC).  Most platforms still
use a 32 bit time_t for compatibility.

However, it does appear that at some point, 64 bit Linux systems
switched to a 64 bit time_t, so I can only assume others are switching
as well.  Hopefully, the 32 bit systems (at least that have to count
seconds) will be mostly gone in another 29 years.

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Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
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