Bug 243053 - Server reboot in Sydney/Australia timezone causes udev to create files in future
Server reboot in Sydney/Australia timezone causes udev to create files in future
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 230997
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
4.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: initscripts Maintenance Team
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2007-06-06 23:34 EDT by Doug Scoular
Modified: 2008-01-14 11:55 EST (History)
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list of devices and timestamps in /dev created around Thu Jun 7 12:40:58 EST 2007 (20.98 KB, application/octet-stream)
2007-06-06 23:34 EDT, Doug Scoular
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Description Doug Scoular 2007-06-06 23:34:45 EDT
Description of problem:
Rebooting a server causes entries in /dev to be created with a timestamp
set in the future e.g. /dev/null.

[root@eng-syd-022 sysconfig]# ls -l --full-time /dev/null
crw-rw-rw-  1 root root 1, 3 2007-06-07 23:07:19.758820480 +1000 /dev/null
[root@eng-syd-022 sysconfig]# date
Thu Jun  7 12:40:58 EST 2007
[root@eng-syd-022 sysconfig]# hwclock
Thu 07 Jun 2007 12:41:09 PM EST  -0.899664 seconds


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[root@eng-syd-022 sysconfig]# rpm -q udev
udev-039-10.15.EL4

How reproducible:
Set the timezone to Australia/Sydney, ensure the hardware clock
is set to localtime .e.g. 

[root@eng-syd-022 sysconfig]# more /etc/sysconfig/clock
ZONE="Australia/Sydney"
UTC=false
ARC=false


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Reboot server
2. Compare current time with timestamp on /dev/null and friends.
3. timestamp should be in the future.
  
Actual results:
root@eng-syd-022 sysconfig]# ls -l --full-time /dev/null
crw-rw-rw-  1 root root 1, 3 2007-06-07 23:07:19.758820480 +1000 /dev/null

Expected results:
A timestamp for /dev/null that is NOT in the future!

Additional info:
This is completely repeatable. I have created a vmware instance, removed
/dev/null just prior to a reboot and udev still creates /dev/null with a
timestamp in the future.
Comment 1 Doug Scoular 2007-06-06 23:34:45 EDT
Created attachment 156421 [details]
list of devices and timestamps in /dev created around Thu Jun  7 12:40:58 EST 2007
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2008-01-14 11:55:46 EST
This sounds like a duplicate of bug 230997, fixed in a later initscripts build
for RHEL 4.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 230997 ***

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