Year 2038 problem

Sebastian Huber sebastian.huber at embedded-brains.de
Wed Aug 17 08:28:10 CDT 2011


Hello,

since time_t is usually defined as long in Newlib and thus 32-bit on most RTEMS 
targets, we are affected by the year 2038 problem:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem

Has someone already thought about this?

We have a system that should operate for 30 years.  Has someone already 
analyzed if RTEMS can run that long, e.g. which variables may overflow?

Kind regards,
	Sebastian

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