2038 update


The wrap of 32-bit time_t in Jan 2038 is only 15 years away. The people designing 32-bit linux products/systems still likely to be in use then have long product cycles so fixing this has become quite urgent. The base work has been done, but how to manage this ABI transition in debian needed some research, and planning.

We now have a reasonable idea of the size of the task, and this talk will remind you of the basics and give an update on what we have found and where we are at.