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Need 32-bit Linux to run past 2038? When version 5.6 of the kernel pops, you're in for a treat

Feb 04, 2020, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Linux fans intent on holding back the years will be delighted to hear that the upcoming version 5.6 of the kernel should see 32-bit systems hanging on past the dread Y2038.

Arnd Bergmann, an engineer working on the thorny Y2038 problem in the Linux kernel, posted to the mailing list that, yup, Linux 5.6 "should be the first release that can serve as a base for a 32-bit system designed to run beyond year 2038".

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