Known 64-bit time_t issue with dhclient?
j at ida.interface-business.de
Thu Jun 24 09:00:46 GMT 2004
# dhclient -v hme0
Internet Software Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.1rc12
Copyright 1995-2002 Internet Software Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP
Listening on BPF/hme0/08:00:20:fe:a2:70
Sending on BPF/hme0/08:00:20:fe:a2:70
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on hme0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
DHCPOFFER from 22.214.171.124
DHCPREQUEST on hme0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK from 126.96.36.199
bound to 188.8.131.52 -- renewal in 4673210995445900712 seconds.
Perhaps that's only an artefact of the way it is printed (I see a cast
to `long' there, which is a shorter data type than the actual
expression when running on a 64-bit time_t host). However, dhclient
internally completely relies on 32-bit times it seems. Also, I'm not
sure whether it's related, but I see a fairly hectic and never ending
DHCP traffic on the wire, despite of the fact the lease negotiation
has been reported to be OK above. This eats up a good bit of machine
power, and can only be stopped by killing dhclient away.
Is anybody successfully using dhclient on a 64-bit time_t machine
without these symptoms?
J"org Wunsch Unix support engineer
joerg_wunsch at interface-systems.de http://www.interface-systems.de/~j/
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