2038 Problem with 32bit time in Linux

  • Good day


    During tests with our PicoMod, we stumbled upon the "2k38 problem" with the 32-bit signed time under Linux.

    The problem entails that the time wraps around to 1900 on a certain point in time in Jan. 2038 since the time variable of Linux overflows.


    Our devices are expected to run for a duration of 20 years upwards and would therefore run into this problem.

    Is there a way to circumvent this problem with the current buildroot build?


    best regards