Linux is ready for the end of time
On 03:14:08 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT, aka Coordinated Universal Time) January 19, 2038 (that’s a Tuesday), the world ends. Well, not in the biblical Book of Revelations sense. But, what’s going to occur is the worth for time in 32-bit primarily based Unix-based working techniques, like Linux and older variations of macOS, runs out of numbers and begins counting time with unfavorable numbers. That’s not good. We can count on 32-bit computer systems operating these working techniques to have suits. Fortunately, Linux’s builders already had a repair ready to go.
The drawback begins with how Unix tells time. Unix, and its relations — Linux, macOS, and different POSIX-compatible working techniques — date the starting of time from the Epoch: 00:00:00 GMT on January 1, 1970. The Unix household measures time by the quantity of seconds since the Epoch.[Source: ZDNet]