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Next Week's Kernel Summit Will Try To Take On The 2038 Problem

Aug 15, 2014, 05:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

For those out of the loop, the Year 2038 problem is the issue whereby time values stored in signed 32-bit integers as the Unix time-stamp will wrap around. On 19 January 2038 is when this time issue will happen for 32-bit ints. Those unfamiliar with this situation can read Wikipedia. Linux has already worked towards working around this issue, but more is still to be accomplished.

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