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Re: CVS commit: src/lib/libc/time

    Date:        Sun, 18 Jan 2009 10:57:15 +0000 (UTC)
    From:        Matthias Drochner <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  | Log Message:
  | Make mktime(3) work with 64-bit time_t.

I was actually surprised to see that the 64 bit time_t conversion had
been done without incorporating the latest tzcode - the stuff NetBSD is
based upon looks to be getting quite old.

I'm fairly sure that many (all?? - it has been pretty extensively torture 
tested) of the corner cases of large time_t's have been dealt with in
tzcode - it was modified to allow 64 bit time_t's (and even non integral
time_t's) some time ago.

I'd suggest incorporating tzcode2009a when it is released next Wednesday
(Jan 21 - US time).   That one will have a fix for zdump which is related
to huge time_t values - otherwise (the other changes in 2009a are probably
not important to NetBSD - they add --help and such to some of the programs...)

Aside from that, the current (tzcode2008h) is likely to have far fewer
obscure corner case bugs than the current NetBSD implementation (tzcode2006?)


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