[Dovecot] Return error instead of dying on time back skip?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri May 11 14:50:54 EEST 2007

On Wed, 2007-05-02 at 10:52 +0200, Amon Ott wrote:

> Now I wonder if Dovecot could return errors to the users instead of 
> dying until time is fine again, e.g. "System time has moved 
> backwards, please come back in n seconds". If the time skip is just a 
> few seconds, it can of course delay and then go on as it does now. 
> With this change, no admin would be needed to carefully restart 
> Dovecot at the right time. I have not looked into Dovecot code myself 
> yet, but could try a patch if necessary. 

I think this is just way too much trouble for handling a situation that
really shouldn't be happening in the first place.. The code already
allows the clock to move backwards by 5 seconds without dying, so how
horrible are the clocks in those computers? :)

It's anyway easy to increase that time by modifying the sources.

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