problem with size of time_t on several 64bit ARCHS/OSes

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at
Mon May 15 21:45:55 UTC 2006

On Mon, May 15, 2006 at 10:44:02PM +0200, Joerg Pulz wrote:
> i noticed the above text in the RELNOTES.

It looks to be a fix to client behaviour that should have sent up red
flags over server behaviour but didn't (the client literally passes
&expiry to gmtime()).

The reason we never noticed in FreeBSD /usr/ports is probably because
the client and sever are never built form the same sources (and the
patch I drew this from was probably in the client's tree).

> If you have a patch, which you want to get tested, i have access to amd64, 
> ia64 and sparc64 machines running FreeBSD.
> Linux on x86_64 and ia64 is also available in my pool, so i can check 
> these too.
> Just send me any patch you have to fix this issue and i will give it a try 
> to make sure that you roll out a functional beta, if you want to release 
> one.

I've created a ticket on dhcp-bugs at on this, the first mail you'll
get from it will likely be about a patch.

I'm not sure atm if there will be a 3.0.5 soon or in a few weeks, but
due to the severity of this, I will likely distribute the patch to
anyone who asks.

David W. Hankins		"If you don't do it right the first time,
Software Engineer			you'll just have to do it again."
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.		-- Jack T. Hankins

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