I've got 2 different RHEL 5.4 hosts which have shown this problem.
All of my guests are rawhide. I have no idea if that is applicable.
Sometimes (not always) when I try to boot a guest it will fail to boot and drop me into filesystem recovery mode because the 'last mount time' of the / and the /boot filesystem (the only 2 filesystems inside my vms) is in the future. The time in the future is never > 60 minutes in the future. It does not always happen. Another off thing is the /boot often says that it 'last modify time' is in the future (I have never seen / indicate it's last modify time was in the future) Running fsck on both filesystems allows everything to boot just fine (until the next time)
I believe it may be reproducible by booting a vm and then crashing it or using the 'force off' option to forcibly power it down rather than rebooting it cleanly. I'm not sure what all I can collect or do to help pin down the problem.
I do know that when the mount fsck fails and drops into recovery mode the date inside the vm is correct.
Pls retry to check if its rawhide or kvm
Can you give us numbers about what the times are?
output of the "date -u" command before the crash, and after the crash, are welcome.
Also, please include your guest dmesg.
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