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Old 15th October 2013
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Default Doing It de Raadt Way

From http://www.undeadly.org/cgi?action=a...20131015083332

In Episode 006 Alan Jude and Kris Moore of BSD Now interviewed Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) at EuroBSDCon 2013 in Malta. You can watch the video of the interview on the BSD Now website.
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Old 16th October 2013
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Default Y2K38: The long long Dark time_t of the Soul

During the interview Theo de Raadt mentioned his keynote speech at EuroBSDCon where he talked about the conversion of OpenBSD to 64-bit (long long) time_t for both 32-bit and the 64-bit systems because of the Y2K38 problem.


FreeBSD and Linux converted to 64-bit dates by using the plain "long" datatype which is 64-bits on 64-bit systems.

But as Theo points out, 32-bit POSIX systems are all broken, because the long datatype is 32-bits long on 32-bit systems.

32-bit systems are in wide use but they are not safe such as this nuclear power plant still using PDP-11 code:

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