Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 536573
disallow operations to be scheduled in the past
Last modified: 2008-12-18 10:03:00 EST
today, when you schedule an operation with a date/time in the past, it will work...but it will executed it immediately. this is a "feature" of quartz, which is used to do the underlying task scheduling.
this is rather dangerous as users wouldn't naturally attempt to do this, i.e. they might have meant to schedule it on a different day but chose something in the past by accident. instead of failing gracefully and telling them to pick a date in the future we instead happily execute the operation immediately. schedule operations in the past should be disallowed.
rev2378 - disallow operations to be scheduled in the past;
QA Verified - attempting to schedule an event for the past results in an error message.
This bug was previously known as http://jira.rhq-project.org/browse/RHQ-909