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In Friday's workshop we discussed the forthcoming challenge of storing time values in 32-bit integers. Here's a recent article on how Debian Linux is addressing it: Debian looks forward to 2038 https://lwn.net/Articles/938149/ "On January 19, 2038, the time_t value used on many 32-bit Linux systems will overflow and wrap around, causing those systems to believe they have returned to 1901. Much work has gone into preparing many layers of the system for this event, but not all distributions have completed their preparations. One of those is Debian but, as was seen in a conversation in May, the Debian developers are now grappling with the problem in a serious way. Along the way, they appear to have made an interesting decision regarding which systems will (or will not) be updated."

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