Re: Y2k compliance

Gregory Maxwell (
Thu, 3 Dec 1998 10:30:44 -0500 (EST)

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?

If the right part of the year is less then z it's 20xx if it's greater
it's 19xx

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