Re: Y2k compliance

Alan Modra (
Wed, 2 Dec 1998 11:53:57 +1030 (CST)

On Tue, 1 Dec 1998, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Dec 1998, Alan Modra wrote:
> > On Mon, 30 Nov 1998, Linux Lists wrote:
> > > Quick question: since which version has Linux been Y2k-compliant?
> > Since 1.1.18, ie. mid 1994
> What? AFAIR, all that went in then was a fix for buggy no y2k bioses.

Linux ignores the RTC century byte (for good reason). Before I put this
fix in, when the year wrapped to 00 Linux would read the RTC year as 1900.
So a reboot (who does that anyway?) would give a classic Y2K time warp.

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