Happy 1234567890 everyone!

Steven M. Bellovin smb at cs.columbia.edu
Sat Feb 14 03:11:40 UTC 2009

On Fri, 13 Feb 2009 21:08:12 -0600
Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net> wrote:

> Once upon a time, Joe Greco <jgreco at ns.sol.net> said:
> > FreeBSD used a 64-bit time_t for the AMD64 port pretty much right
> > away. On the flip side, it used a 32-bit time_t for the Alpha
> > port.  I guess someone predicted "it wouldn't be a problem."
> Tru64 on Alpha uses a 32 bit time_t (they have their own time64_t and
> time64() call), so I expect *BSD and Linux on Alpha stayed with 32 bit
> time_t for compatibility (Linux at least could run many Tru64
> binaries).

NetBSD has just converted its -current branch to 64-bit time_t; I'm
pretty sure that that includes the Alpha port.

		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

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