Bug#343645: Processed: Re: [Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Processed: Re: Bug#343645: e2fsprogs: Superblock last mount time is in the future, fix it ? (Y)

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Thu Jan 5 14:38:38 UTC 2006

Hi LaMont!

On Thu, 05 Jan 2006, LaMont Jones wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 05, 2006 at 08:55:26AM -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > It should be fixed by util-linux (patch 50% done by yours thruly), and
> > glibc. It is wontfix for initscripts.  It is almost-pending for util-linux.
> > I have no idea if, after util-linux is fixed, glibc will do the right thing
> > and make sure /etc/localtime is always valid (bugs will need to be
> > reassigned to glibc, I don't think they have been notified yet.
> What's the status of the patch, and can I get a copy of it?

I was trying to write one that did all in util-linux, but during that time
it become apparent that the fix needs to involve glibc and initscripts too
to be effective during DST.

I will send you a simple patch ASAP that just fixes things but requires the
user to manually edit the hwclockfirst.sh file and add TZ= something there,
and fix that manually for DST.

The full solution will (if approved by initscripts and glibc) have a working
/etc/localtime by the time hwclockfirst is run, so that TZ= will be
unneeded, and it will all work even during DST.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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