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    Phoronix: Next Week's Kernel Summit Will Try To Take On The 2038 Problem

    Taking place next week is the Linux Kernel Summit in Chicago alongside the 2014 LinuxCon North America. We'll be providing live coverage next week while one of the early kernel summit sessions already being discussed online is a goal of trying to further the Linux solution to the year 2038 problem...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc2Mjg

  • #2
    There should be no 32bit CPUs by then.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Pepec9124 View Post
      There should be no 32bit CPUs by then.
      Or switch from i386/i686 to x32, the past 5-10 years the requirements for an OS are pretty much the same, so while i686 is buggy and too limited, x32 should be OK for at least a few decades.

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      • #4
        x32 needs a 64-bit cpu though. Also some computers from 30 years ago are still being used for some tasks. 32-bit platforms of today will still be used by a few 30 years from now. They might make up 0.000000000.........1 percent of computers but still.

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        • #5
          They could break compatibilité for Linux 4! And computers from 30 years ago certainly won't run 3.16 anyway...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by My8th View Post
            x32 needs a 64-bit cpu though. Also some computers from 30 years ago are still being used for some tasks. 32-bit platforms of today will still be used by a few 30 years from now. They might make up 0.000000000.........1 percent of computers but still.
            That few users certainly don't matter.
            Support for 20+ years Intel CPUs has been dropped from Linux already, phoronix link, old GPUs have also been banned from Mesa (phoronix covered it extensively), so Linux isn't extremely backwards compatible, which is good.

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            • #7
              This isn't rocket science. Double the data size and force user space to update. We have 24 years to get ready, those that can't don't deserve to be running Linux.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by wizard69 View Post
                This isn't rocket science. Double the data size and force user space to update. We have 24 years to get ready, those that can't don't deserve to be running a recent version of Linux.
                Unfortunately there a decision taking ultra-conservative morons who won't take this for an answer.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Pepec9124 View Post
                  There should be no 32bit CPUs by then.
                  32 bit CPU can do computations on 64 bit ints...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Pepec9124 View Post
                    There should be no 32bit CPUs by then.
                    Did you read the article? This is addressed in like the first paragraph.

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