Back to the Future - 64-bit time_t on sparc64

Garance A Drosihn drosih at
Thu Feb 19 11:45:35 PST 2004

At 8:38 AM -0600 2/19/04, Tillman Hodgson wrote:
>The upgrade to 64bTT went smoothly, with /usr/src being NFS
>mounted and /usr/obj being local (I skipped the mount_nfs
>step for /usr/obj).

That's good to hear.  Thanks.

>All in all, it's a pretty smooth upgrade. The worst part of it is
>how slowly the Ultra 5 compiles due to the slow IDE interface ;-)

Yeah, my Ultra-10 is no speed demon either!  :-)

>I haven't tried a cvsup yet -- cvsup-without-gui is still recompiling.
>Is there a rough timeline for when the 64bTT change might go into
>src?  If it's in the next month or so I won't worry about applying
>the patch by hand as I only rebuild world occassionally.

I would like to think we would flip the switch before March 15th,
but we still have a few details to pin down.  For one, someone
just totally reformatted /usr/src/Makefile.inc1, so I need to
adjust my installworld_*k scripts to make sure they work right
for either format.  And for two, I'd like to pin down the problem
with dhclient.

I'm partial to March 4th as the date, just because it would be fun
to say "It's time to March 4th"...

Well, more seriously, I would prefer a weekday because so many
other changes get tossed in on weekends, and we obviously have
to make this change sometime SOON if we're going to have it in
before 5.3-release.

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad at
Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih at

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