time_t on sparc64

Marcel Moolenaar marcel at xcllnt.net
Tue Oct 14 15:51:30 PDT 2003

On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 05:28:08AM +1000, Bruce Evans wrote:
> >
> > I guess we have to do this work before 2038, don't we? If we don't do it
> > before 5.2 we have to stick with this until 6.0. Correct?
> Yes.
> It is too late to change it for 5.n IMO.  Every syscall that uses a time_t
> or a timeval would need to be duplicated.

I'd rather we create a new sysent and prune the syscalls to get rid of
other compatibility cruft. It also allows us change userland visible
structures to make them more LP64 friendly.

BTW: time_t on ia64 is already 64 bit.

 Marcel Moolenaar	  USPA: A-39004		 marcel at xcllnt.net

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