[Bug 195703] Incorrect pre-y2k time retrieval from RTC

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Mon Jun 29 16:04:28 UTC 2015


Warner Losh <imp at FreeBSD.org> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Warner Losh <imp at FreeBSD.org> ---
1980 would be a better pivot year:

The PC didn't exist before 1985. MS DOS doesn't have a filesystem that can cope
before 1980 in any meaningful way, so most BIOSs default to 1980 or later when
they have no clue. They don't know anything about 1970 being magic to unix.
Also, it buys us 10 years before we have to look at this again, though
predicting about when the i386 port will run out of steam in FreeBSD is a bit

Other than that, this change looks good to me.

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