[Mageia-dev] Freeze Push: e2fsprogs

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Thu May 3 12:50:42 CEST 2012

'Twas brillig, and zezinho at 03/05/12 11:33 did gyre and gimble:
> Em 03-05-2012 00:00, Colin Guthrie escreveu:
>> Ping? Any revised opinions?
> Sorry, but I feel this is not needed for MGA2. In fact, systemd has
> changed the shutdown behaviour. The good patch would be to make him sync
> the hwclock at shutdown, as we have no bugs because of this sysvinit
> behaviour.

There are real problems related to this as described upstream. Without a
proper ntp implementation doing the time sync we have *no* idea that
what we are doing is correct. If this is a dual boot system we could be
clobbering the RTC without any knowledge that what we are doing is
vaguely valid. So no, I will not entertain adding the sync hwclock stuff
back. That is broken. What is also broken is that e2fsk uses the time as
anything to complain about. None of the other fsck implementations do
this AFAIK.

So I stand by my original assertion that the change is valid and should
be included.



Colin Guthrie

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