[Dovecot] 1.0rc_15 - imap-login disappearing

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed Feb 28 20:19:09 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-02-28 at 12:12 -0500, Ben Winslow wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 17:00:57 +0000
> James Pattinson <jamesp at hisser.org> wrote:
> > It seems that my hardware clock is set incorrectly (one hour ahead), and
> > ntp has been correcting my clock after every boot, which is what it
> > should do. However, this ntp update was occurring AFTER dovecot starts.
> >
> > Correcting my clock has completely fixed it!
> Interesting...  dovecot wouldn't be the first application to assume
> that the time is monotonic and get Very Angry if it discovers that
> it was wrong (ntpd will normally try to correct the time by very
> slightly slowing down/speeding up the system clock for exactly this
> reason, and some OSs make you jump through hoops to set the clock
> backwards at all), but since dovecot is (very!) actively maintained,
> I'd agree that it's a bug that should be fixed.

Fixed, sort of:


Way too much trouble to try to handle it correctly.
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