[RFC 00/32] making inode time stamps y2038 ready

Richard Cochran richardcochran at gmail.com
Sat May 31 12:22:37 MDT 2014

On Sat, May 31, 2014 at 05:23:02PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> It's an approximation:

(Approximately never ;)

> with 64-bit timestamps, you can represent close to 300 billion
> years, which is way past the time that our planet can sustain
> life of any form[1].

Did you mean mean 64 bits worth of seconds?

  2^64 / (3600*24*365) = 584,942,417,355

That is more than 300 billion years, and still, it is not quite the
same as "never".

In any case, that term is not too helpful in the comparison table,
IMHO. One could think that some sort of clever running count relative
to the last mount time was implied.


[1] You are forgetting the immortal robotic overlords.

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