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Re: pkg/45741: tcsh doesn't understand 64bit time_t

On Sun, Dec 25, 2011 at 12:15:04PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
>  On Sun, Dec 25, 2011 at 10:10:01AM +0000, wrote:
>   > tcsh 6.17 prints bad values for user and system time. This is caused
>   > by the change to 64bit time_t values in NetBSD.
>  Is that a compat problem or a native problem? (that is, did you build
>  the tcsh before or after the time_t switch?)

Of course after.

The problem is that printf is called with a format string
denoting a 'long' value, but gets passed a parameter that is
'time_t'. This works fine unless 'time_t' is larger than 'long'.

Casting the parameters to 'long' helps unless the value
printed doesn't fit into a 'long' (i.e. rusage is more than
2^31 seconds == 68 years CPU time).

If you want to support larger rusage values, the format string
needs to be adapted. But that might have portability issues for

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