Bug 466800 - Devices in /dev have forward timestamp
Devices in /dev have forward timestamp
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: udev (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-13 13:34 EDT by Imtiaz Rahi
Modified: 2009-07-14 12:58 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 12:58:59 EDT
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Screenshot of ls of /dev along with uptime and date (153.08 KB, image/png)
2008-10-13 13:34 EDT, Imtiaz Rahi
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Output of ls in /dev (13.33 KB, text/plain)
2008-10-13 13:35 EDT, Imtiaz Rahi
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Description Imtiaz Rahi 2008-10-13 13:34:00 EDT
Created attachment 320207 [details]
Screenshot of ls of /dev along with uptime and date

Description of problem:
After booting it is found that few devices in /dev have forward timestamp.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Boot Fedora 9 and do 'ls -l' in /dev

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
/dev/null have 6 hours forward timestamp after booting

Expected results:
/dev/null should have current timestamp after booting

Additional info:
Similar situation found in Debian Lenny with 2.6.26 kernel and udev version 125.
Comment 1 Imtiaz Rahi 2008-10-13 13:35:38 EDT
Created attachment 320208 [details]
Output of ls in /dev
Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2009-01-20 06:37:28 EST
hardware clock and system time zones differ?
Comment 3 Imtiaz Rahi 2009-01-21 02:43:56 EST
Hardware clock and system time both have same time and are synchronized. Hardware clock is set to localtime not in UTC. OS has configured time zone "Asia/Dhaka".
This problem also remains in Fedora 10.

Also, it has been observed that when in "system-config-date" is configured as "System Clock uses UTC" and the machine is restarted, timestamp of "/dev/null" is found in sync with current time.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 22:57:16 EDT
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 12:58:59 EDT
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