Sunday, December 23, 2007

Linux Went to Year 2038 Problem

Year 2038 Problem

What happens when Linux is set to January 19, 2038 at 3:14am?
$ date -s “01/19/2038 03:14:00″
date: invalid date `01/19/2038 03:14:00′

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On January 19, 2038, UNIX-based programs and UNIX-like operating systems will run out of time. To be more precise, at 3:14:07 GMT, UNIX will be exactly 1 billion seconds old. Many see this as a milestone, but from a technical point of view, this can mean disaster for computer programs and systems around the world.

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