armhf and year 2038 limitation
HI, I try to build a jessie based armhf embedded system that will pass
the year 2038 limitation.
So far, I have learn that I have to use btrfs instead of ext4, and that
the struct timespec.tv_sec must be 64-bit instead of 32-bit. It look
like the Linux kernel already handle the time on 64-bit variable
internally even on armhf, but that the libc and all applications that
use it must be recompiled. Maybe I have miss some others points and
maybe there is already a plan to handle the problem, for example in the
next release, but I was unable to find good informations on this.
As we are still more than 20 years before the limit, the issue could
sound only theoretical but it's actually more a confidence and marketing
problem trying to push a system that is well known to hang in about two
Any informations on the subject are welcome,