large system date skew on RELENG_6 changes causes select()
gurney_j at resnet.uoregon.edu
Mon Sep 4 23:07:03 PDT 2006
Stanislaw Halik wrote this message on Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 06:51 +0200:
> A while ago, by accident, I've changed the system date back to the '98
> using date(1). To my astonishment, screen(1) barfed about EINVAL in
> select() and died. Programs, including opera (native FreeBSD-6 binary)
> kept spinning the CPU until I killed them.
> I have no means for debugging it.
> Is this somehow expected? If not (i.e. it's a bug), is it known?
Probably, they calculated timeout's which magicly became negative, which
isn't a valid timeout, and none of the programs are programmed well enough
to handle the case and exhibited the behavior that you saw...
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