Time to slow down and be more careful
Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Tue Apr 18 19:08:11 UTC 2017
Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>:
> gem at rellim.com said:
> > It is not a bug, but doing it there is a bug. Follow along while I do the
> > math:
> The case Eric was considering was the local clock is 1970 and the target time
> is post 2036. That requires the step adjustment to be more than 31 bits of
> That would work if we applied Eric's suggestion of doing the pivot way back
> when the l_fp format is extracted from the packets. Then the arithmetic with
> the 4 time stamps will get a big offset.
What would really be going on here is busting our time arithmetic out
of the 32-bit box...
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