Re: Y2k compliance

Rik van Riel (
Thu, 3 Dec 1998 13:32:43 +0100 (CET)

On Thu, 3 Dec 1998, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 02, 1998 at 11:53:57AM +1030, Alan Modra wrote:
> > 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.
> So how does it know what century it is?

I am willing to make quite a large bet with you that nobody
is going to boot Linux in 1901...

The fact that time is always increasing and the fact that
Linux was written in 1991 and after makes sure we can't boot
the Linux system in 1901.

The only thing that could possibly ruin that is time travel,
but once we figure that out it's only a small trouble to fix
Linux :)


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