timezone stuff on 64 bit machines
Arthur David Olson
Wed Oct 18 21:23:47 UTC 1995
> It fixed that problem form my point of view -- meaning it comes out
> of that loop. Now there's a hang in outzone() in zic.c. At line 1439
> it loops over every year once again.
Here the solution may be in the "setboundaries" code in "zic.c".
Since time zone files only encode four characters (32 bits) worth of time_t
values, min_time and max_time (and min_year and max_year) might be limited.
A cheap way to hot-wire things for testing purposes is to add the lines
min_time = 0;
max_time = 0x7fffffffL;
just above the
min_year = TM_YEAR_BASE + gmtime(&min_time)->tm_year;
max_year = TM_YEAR_BASE + gmtime(&max_time)->tm_year;
lines in "setboundaries"
This begs the question of whether the format of time zone files would need to
be changed to allow for 64-bit time_t values (with attendant interoperability
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