Re: alpha/36390: cvsup core dumps on FreeBSD/Alpha
4.5-RELEASE




Wilko Bulte writes:
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 02:18:27PM -0500, Andrew Gallatin wrote:
> >
> > John Polstra writes:
> > >
> > > Off the list Nicholas told me a few minutes ago that the date on the
> > > Alpha was set to the year 1912. That was the cause of the problem (an
> > > overflow in a date calculation).
> >
> > Ah, sounds like a job for clock_compat_osf1.
> >
> > Nicholas - if you're dual booting between FreeBSD & Tru64, try putting
> > clock_compat_osf1=1
> > into /boot/loader.conf
>
> Drew, is there any reason to not have this as default?

Making it the default would cause needless pain & suffering for our
entire installed base, as their clocks would suddenly be wrong.

And it would introduce (the same) problems for people dual booting
linux.

Drew



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