Re: [patch] x86-64 ext2/ext3 datestamp problem

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Markus Rechberger wrote:
H. Peter Anvin wrote:
Markus Rechberger wrote:
My debian system's coreutils package only allows dates between 1902 and
2038, but it might be interesting to get that right if it's wrong.

touch (GNU coreutils) 5.97 just says invalid dateformat to 2050-01-01
Lemme guess, you're on a 32-bit system...

I have both here, 64 and 32bit
If I touch a file with 1905 on my 32bit system and remount the disk the
date will remain at 1905 without any patch.

The reason is that most 32-bit systems (e.g. i386) only have a 32-bit
time_t, so the user space interface wraps around in 2038.
However, most 64-bit systems (e.g. x86_64) have 64-bit time_t, and thus
don't have that problem.
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