Beware of Y2K38

January 18th, 2008

ClockOn Jan. 19th, 2038, Unix/Linux systems will run into a major date-related problem. The current method of representing dates/times does not work for dates past 3:14:07 UTC on 1/19/2038. We may start seeing problems beginning tomorrow (Saturday 1/19/2008) because 30-year mortgages will extend past the end date. The migration to 64-bit computers will resolve this issue for many, but the real problem is with embedded systems and some file system formats.

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