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Re: dtime_t

On Thu, 21 Feb 2008 11:57:46 +1100
Simon Burge <> wrote:

> Patrick Welche wrote:
> > We typedef dtime_t in sys/types.h but don't use it anywhere - is
> > this necessary?
> This was added with:
>    revision 1.42
>    date: 1999/12/30 15:51:35;  author: eeh;  state: Exp;  lines: +2 -1
>    Add dtime_t for on-disk time_t so we can fix the Y2038 problem.
> and then never used.  I can't see any reason to keep it either - I
> think all on-disk representations used fixed-size integers like
> uint32_t or uint64_t for times.  I'll remove it soonish unless
> someone else comes up with a good reason not to.
Actually, I suggest leaving it.  A number of people have been talking
about a concerted effort -- I'd guess a branch -- to convert to 64-bit
time; having this around might be a good idea for now.  Delete it
*after* time_t is 64-bit.

                --Steve Bellovin,

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