B20.1: ftime bug

Mumit Khan khan@xraylith.wisc.edu
Mon May 10 14:16:00 GMT 1999


On Mon, 10 May 1999, Scott Herndon wrote:

> ftime() is filling the time member of its argument with something other than
> the number of seconds since the epoch.
> 
> time() returns a number close to 926367193 (which seems right) while the
> time member that ftime() populates is filled with a number like 2949164.
> gettimeofday() seems to return the same (wrong) value that ftime() does.

gettimeofday and anything else that uses the same backend, eg., ftime, is
broken in b20.1. Search the mailing list for more info. Good news is that
it's fixed in recent snapshots, and so you can expect it fixed in b21.

Interestingly enough, I see a 20 second or so lag in Cygwin's time than in
the native time. Wonder if it's just due to the time taken to process the
data and so on.

Regards,
Mumit



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