Postmortems

Y2038 error, in pension calculations, $2 million to fix

Worth reading! In a stream of tweets from John Feminella:

One of my clients is responsible for several of the world’s top 100 pension funds.
They had a nightly batch job that computed the required contributions, made from projections 20 years into the future.
It crashed on January 19, 2018 — 20 years before Y2038.
The person who originally wrote it had been dead for at least 15 years, and in any case hadn’t been employed by the firm for decades.

via Steven M. Bellovin’s SMBlog post:
Y2038: It’s a Threat
(Which links to an interesting post mortem of Y2K)

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