Make mystery

Alex Waugh alex at
Tue Feb 25 12:31:37 PST 2003

In message <4245b8c64b.peter at>
          Peter Naulls <peter at> wrote:

> Sometimes make issues things like this:
> make: *** Warning: File `src/alloc.c' has modification time in the
> future (2003-02-17 15:03:28 > 2003-02-17 21:01:11)
> It turns out that the values make uses to store times are unsigned
> 64 bit ints.  Ok, so far.  But it seems that the top word gets corrupted
> sometimes (always to 0xf60690ff here) so the comparison goes wrong
> (it should always be zero, Unixlib time_t is 32 bit).

That number is the stack chunk magic number, so it could be a stack
related bug. Is the problem consistently reproducable? Please could you
send me something that provokes it.


Alex Waugh                                           alex at

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