Issues w/ timezones on gssftpd
philipp at redfish-solutions.com
Thu Nov 30 20:26:58 EST 2006
Russ Allbery wrote:
>Philip Prindeville <philipp at redfish-solutions.com> writes:
>>So... the "ANONYMOUS..." line is generated after the chroot, and has
>>the correct timezone. But the two lines that follow didn't.
>>What was the theory about that again?
>syslog calls strftime in the chroot, which calls tzset again, and tzset
>then runs inside the chroot, fails to find appropriate timezone
>configuration files, and resets the time zone to what you don't want.
I thought (maybe I misread tzset()) that tzset() remembers if it's
already been called or not, and returns without doing anything
if it has previously run:
tzset_internal (always, explicit)
if (is_initialized && !always)
is_initialized = 1;
Ah... except that __tzset() calls it with "always == 1".
No idea why.
Which begs the question: why isn't tzset() $%^&* idempotent?
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