Re: [RFC][PATCH] timekeeping: Limit system time to prevent 32-bit time_t overflow

From: One Thousand Gnomes
Date: Wed Apr 15 2015 - 17:32:24 EST

On Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:41:28 +0200
Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On systems with 32-bit time_t, it seems there are quite a few problems
> that applications may have with time overflowing in year 2038. Beside

Even ext4 is still broken for 2038.

> larger value. When the maximum is reached in normal time accumulation,
> the clock will be stepped back by one week.

Which itself is open to exploits and dirty tricks and causes bizarre
problems. IMHO it doesn't actually improve the situation.

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