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



On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 02:26:19PM -0500, Andrew Gallatin wrote:
>
> 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.

Hum, bah. Isn't there a way to determine if the clock value is sensible?
I mean, 1912 is not.

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