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SubjectRe: Y2K-like bug to hit Linux computers! - Info of the day

It would be good if the doom-sayers actually tried before then lied.....
Just in case anybody wants to try it:

int main()
{
int x = 0x7fffff00;
stime(&x);
}
Script started on Mon 18 Jan 2038 10:12:32 PM EST
[root@chaos root]# while true ; do date ; sleep 1 ; done
Mon Jan 18 22:12:44 EST 2038
Mon Jan 18 22:12:45 EST 2038
Mon Jan 18 22:12:46 EST 2038
Mon Jan 18 22:12:47 EST 2038
Mon Jan 18 22:12:48 EST 2038
[SNIPPED...]
Mon Jan 18 22:14:01 EST 2038
Mon Jan 18 22:14:02 EST 2038
Mon Jan 18 22:14:03 EST 2038
Mon Jan 18 22:14:04 EST 2038
Mon Jan 18 22:14:05 EST 2038
Mon Jan 18 22:14:06 EST 2038
Mon Jan 18 22:14:07 EST 2038
Fri Dec 13 15:46:09 EST 1901
Fri Dec 13 15:46:10 EST 1901
Fri Dec 13 15:46:11 EST 1901
Fri Dec 13 15:46:12 EST 1901
Fri Dec 13 15:46:13 EST 1901
Fri Dec 13 15:46:14 EST 1901
Fri Dec 13 15:46:15 EST 1901
Fri Dec 13 15:46:16 EST 1901
Fri Dec 13 15:46:17 EST 1901
Fri Dec 13 15:46:18 EST 1901
Fri Dec 13 15:46:19 EST 1901

[root@chaos root]# exit

Script done on Fri 13 Dec 1901 03:46:44 PM EST

As you can see, the machine still runs. There was a little
hickup in the 'sleep 1' it slept more than a second.

Remember to `rdate` your computer before you do any serious
work. The file-dates correctly show the new, before Unix, time and
date.

Cheers,
Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.6.11 on an i686 machine (5537.79 BogoMips).
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