Bug 88723 - new glibc corrupts time-of-day logging
new glibc corrupts time-of-day logging
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
8.0
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-04-12 12:43 EDT by Robert M. Riches Jr.
Modified: 2016-11-24 09:47 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-03 14:30:16 EDT
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Description Robert M. Riches Jr. 2003-04-12 12:43:38 EDT
Description of problem:
The new glibc (or something else made available to up2date between
4/5 and 4/12) corrupts time-of-day logging during boot.  It appears
timezone information is corrupted from when sshd starts and some
point later in booting.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
glibc-2.3.2-4.80.6

How reproducible:
100% of the two times I rebooted since updating

Steps to Reproduce:
0. Have system clock set to use UTC.
1. run up2date to get the latest RPMs.
2. reboot.
3. Look at times in /var/log/boot.log.  They will jump
   forward several hours just after sshd starts.  Then,
   they will jump back to where they are supposed to be
   later in the boot sequence.
    
Actual results:
Times logged in /var/log/boot.log and /var/log/messages
jump ahead several hours just after sshd starts and jump
back later in the sequence.

Expected results:
Times logged should be reasonably monotonic.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ulrich Drepper 2003-04-22 04:36:22 EDT
I never saw anything like this and apparently nobody else did.  Can you
reproduce this on a freshly installed system without local modifications?  And
especially with RHL9?
Comment 2 Ulrich Drepper 2003-10-03 14:30:16 EDT
No reply in more than 5 months.  I'm closing this as WORKSFORME.

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