Git handling of commit times

Ed Maste emaste at
Thu May 30 13:23:27 UTC 2019

On Wed, 29 May 2019 at 22:28, Warner Losh <imp at> wrote:
> How do I see this other timestamp. git log doesn't show it by default, hence the basis of my views...

git log --format=fuller

or if you want to see all of the metadata without git interpreting it,

git log --format=raw

> I have no clue what the time on is, nor do I know if it is sane or not in the face of all kinds of crazy stuff, including leap seconds, bad configuration, active attack, clock steps because someone[tm] though a different ntp daemon would be good enough and didn't understand all the nuanced differences?

I expect that the folks managing infrastructure understand
the details well enough that we wouldn't have grossly a grossly
inaccurate clock due to misconfiguration, at least. In any case we're
a bit off in the weeds on this, we're not yet at a point where we need
to sort out these details.

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