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RE: Wrong date/time in "svn log" output

From: Brandt, Servatius <Servatius.Brandt_at_fujitsu-siemens.com>
Date: 2005-12-06 16:23:27 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> This is a famous bug in the GetTickCount() windows API -- it overflows
> after 49 days, being a 32-bit number. You can read about it here, in
> the commentary:
>
>
http://www.techspot.com/news/15637-microsoft-servers-leave-800-planes-in
-the-air.html

Thanks, this explains what happens.

Could you do one of the following:

    1) Work around the GetTickCount() limitation by watching and
       counting overflows yourself or use a different API function?
       (Don't know whether this is possible.)

Or:

    2) Add a remark to the Subversion documentation that on Windows
       systems a reboot is necessary at least after 49 days?

- Servatius

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