SUMMARY [addendum]: stat errors on NFS mounted filesystem.

From: Brian Chase <>
Date: Sun Jan 26 2003 - 14:09:43 EST
On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Brian Chase wrote:

> The files in question have timestamps that fall out of the standard Unix
> time_t range.  Under IRIX the dates showed up as sometime in the year
> 1940.  Using the touch command on the affected files to update their
> timestamps fixed the problem.
> Thanks to Thomas Wardman for the quick response.

Or alternately, as Christoph Lupe suggested:

-> No need to touch them. Put this in /etc/system:
-> set nfs:nfs_allow_preepoch_time = 0xffffffff

However, the official Sun docs state that the nfs:nfs_allow_preepoch_time
parameter should be treated as a boolean, set to either 1 or 0, even
though it's stored as a 32-bit value:

I'm guessing the 0xffffffff value either works because it's non-zero or
because its least significant bit is set.

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