This section provides technical information regarding date/time representation issues and RTEMS. The Y2K problem lead numerous people to ask these types of questions. The answer to these questions are actually more complicated than most people asking the question expect. RTEMS supports multiple standards and each of these standards has its own epoch and time representation. These standards include both programming API and programming language standards.
In addition to the issues inside RTEMS itself, there is the complicating factor that the Board Support Package or application itself may interface with hardware or software that has its own set of date/time representation issues.
In conclusion, viewing date/time representation as "the Y2K problem" is very short-sighted. Date/time representation should be viewed as a systems level issue for the system you are building. Each software and hardware component in the system as well as the systems being connected to is a factor in the equation.