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Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:27:38 +0200
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: time code progress

* Rich Felker <> [2013-07-17 09:31:10 -0400]:
> I'm glad to hear this is the worst bug found so far. :-)

here is another one:
posix seems to require EOVERFLOW when the result cannot be represented
(i cleaned up my mktime/gmtime test copied from libc-testsuit)

diff --git a/src/time/mktime.c b/src/time/mktime.c
index e38b461..ef1fb42 100644
--- a/src/time/mktime.c
+++ b/src/time/mktime.c
@@ -25,6 +25,6 @@ time_t mktime(struct tm *tm)
        return t;
-       errno = EINVAL;
+       errno = EOVERFLOW;
        return -1;

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