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Re: kern/48449: y2038 shortcomings of ffsv1

The following reply was made to PR kern/48449; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: (Michael van Elst)
Subject: Re: kern/48449: y2038 shortcomings of ffsv1
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2021 06:27:05 -0000 (UTC) (matthew green) writes:
 >one thing is that not all platforms can cope without ffsv1.
 >the canonical example we have is shark, which reads netbsd
 >kernels out of ffsv1 and they have to appear to be a.out.
 >this is a firmware limitation, and the one person who has
 >attempted to create an ofwboot for shark failed.
 On the other hand, having correct timestamps on such a boot
 filesystem aren't that important.
 N.B. timestamps that cannot be represented shouldn't be truncated
 but saturated. Time then ends with 2^32-1.

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