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Author Jordon Phillips
Recipients Jordon Phillips
Date 2016-12-29.00:50:47
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In Python 3.6.0 if you give datetime.fromtimestamp a very bad value you either get a core dump or an OverflowError. The core dump occurs when no tzinfo is provided, the OverflowError occurs when a tzinfo is provided (such as tzlocal from dateutil). Attached is a minimal script to reproduce the error. Note that this behavior only occurs on certain systems. It does not happen on OSX 10.11.6, but it does happen on Ubuntu 12.04. I imagine it happens on other systems as well, but I haven't tested beyond those two.

Here are the specific errors I get on Ubuntu 12.04. When no tzinfo is provided:

python: /tmp/python-build.20161228223921.28011/Python-3.6.0/Modules/_datetimemodule.c:251: days_before_year: Assertion `year >= 1' failed.
Aborted (core dumped)

When a tzinfo is provided:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 11, in <module>
    datetime.fromtimestamp(bad_st_mtime, local_time_zone)
  File "~/.pyenv/versions/venv36d/lib/python3.6/site-packages/dateutil/tz/", line 210, in fromutc
    dt_wall = self._fromutc(dt)
  File "~/.pyenv/versions/venv36d/lib/python3.6/site-packages/dateutil/tz/", line 195, in _fromutc
    return dt + dtdst
OverflowError: date value out of range

I imagine this is related to the fold changes.
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