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JR30061: TRANSFORMER FUNCTION TIMET_FROM_TIMESTAMP() IS RETURNS A SIGNED VALUE, SO ANY DATES BEYOND SOMETIME IN EARLY 2038 ARE MISHANDLED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Transformer TimeT function timet_from_timestamp() is returning a
    signed value. This means that any dates beyond sometime in early
    2038 are not handled properly.
    
    A new function that returns a signed value is required.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    Calls to timet_from_timestamp and timestamp_from_timet with
    datevalues past 1/17/2038.
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    Transform functions timet_from_timestamp and
    timestamp_from_timet accepted and returned signed 32 bit
    integers meaning they could only hold values representing dates
    up to 1/17/2038.  Anthing above that would return a negative
    value or an incorrect date.
    ****************************************************************
    RECOMMENDATION:
    Apply patch JR30061 for both Server and Client.
    This fix is included in 81 FP1
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The functions were change to accept and return signed 64 bit
    integers enabling them to support dates far into the future.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR30061

  • Reported component name

    WIS DATASTAGE

  • Reported component ID

    5724Q36DS

  • Reported release

    801

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2008-07-30

  • Closed date

    2010-01-21

  • Last modified date

    2010-01-21

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Modules/Macros

  • SERVER
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WIS DATASTAGE

  • Fixed component ID

    5724Q36DS

Applicable component levels

  • R801 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
21 January 2010