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Wednesday, March 25 • 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Fixing the y2038 Bug - Arnd Bergmann, Linaro

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It is widely understood that all existing 32-bit Linux systems will stop working 23 years from now in 2038, when time_t wraps around. A small group of kernel hackers is now working on fixing this problem and this presentation gives an overview of what the overall strategy is, which changes have been implemented already and what the main remaining problems are faced in the kernel and in user space. Going into more detail, Arnd Bergmann will explain his plans for addressing some of the harder problems inside of the kernel.

This is a must-see presentation for people working on embedded systems with an expected life of 20 years or more, such as automotive or medical equipment. A secondary audience is anyone interested in core kernel development and API design along with developers of toolchains and distributions that are going to be affected by the necessary changes we are doing. 

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Arnd Bergmann

Arnd Bergmann works for Linaro as one of the maintainers of the arm-soc tree, through which the platform specific code for ARM based SoCs are merged. As a long-time kernel contributor, he has worked on many CPU architectures and subsystems before that, and his current side interests include fixing the 2038 time_t overflow and removing outdated interfaces in the kernel.

Wednesday March 25, 2015 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom Salon 3

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