I am using 64 bit Ubuntu system.
I’m currently working on a project that incorporates MariaDB. I’m planning to introduce timestamp technique into the project so that people will receive the correct time for different timezone.
I’ve heard and read some articles about year 2038 problem for timestamp. Many articles suggest we use a 64 bit system to buy a “bit” more time.
How much time is this “bit” referring to? Is it long enough for us to be able to manage web applications until the end? If that’s not the case, is it like only two years extension so when year 2040 comes, are we going to have applications that do not work appropriately?