[Xenomai] Winter^W y2038 is coming

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Fri Feb 23 18:12:38 CET 2018

Dear Jan Kiszka,

In message <9d0a8dc6-d16d-e3e2-8d20-400e5e2e4b4c at siemens.com> you wrote:
> I'm now wondering if we should take measures that detect or even prevent
> the setting of invalid dates in the presence of 32-bit ABIs. Or if we
> should suggest/demand the setting of -D_TIME_BITS=64 already. The clock
> is ticking... Thoughts?

As you well know, there are quite a few projects with product life
times of 20 years, so we really should start to raise awareness of
the y2038 problem.  In a case like this I think the best way is to
push forward for 64 bit time stamps.


Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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