[Dovecot] Time moved backwards
dovecot-20061108 at billmail.scconsult.com
Tue May 13 16:57:57 EEST 2008
At 11:13 AM +0400 5/13/08, Eugene wrote:
>I would like to suggest a change in handling of 'Time moved
>Right now dovecot just dies. So, the scenario:
>1) Colocation server is shut down for some reason. The internal time drifts.
>2) Server is started again.
>3) Dovecot starts successfully.
>4) In about a minute, NTP daemon feels confident about adjusting the
That's broken. Either your startup is running in the wrong order, it
is missing a step, or your NTP daemon is misconfigured.
This sort of problem is why some OS's default startup procedure is
intentionally designed to block on 'ntpdate' running successfully.
You are likely to be better off with a system that is obviously not
working than one which started and then was subjected to a backwards
clock change, which can harm more than Dovecot.
bill at scconsult.com
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