Modification times

Daryl Lee dlee at altaregos.com
Mon Mar 22 04:56:04 PST 2004


On Mon, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:08:17PM +0100, Matthias Benkmann wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Mar 2004 21:48:03 -0500 Daryl Lee <dlee at altaregos.com> wrote:
> 
> > I am rebuilding my kernel for the umpteenth time, and this time I
> > noticed something I had never noticed before, a plethora of warnings
> > about .hdepend having a modification time 1.7e4 seconds in the future.
> > When I looked at the linux-2.4.24 directory, this is an excerpt of what
> > I saw:
> > 
> > -rw-r--r--    1 root     root        14910 Mar 21  2004 .config
> > -rw-r--r--    1 root     root         4311 Mar 21  2004 .depend
> > -rw-r--r--    1 root     root       197505 Mar 21  2004 .hdepend
> > -rw-r--r--    1 root     root            2 Mar 21 19:05 .version
> > -rw-r--r--    1 573      573         18691 Aug  2  2002 COPYING
> > -rw-r--r--    1 573      573         82089 Nov 28 13:26 CREDITS
> > drwxr-xr-x   33 573      573          3760 Mar 11 22:32 Documentation
> > 
> > Is this something to worry about?  
> 
> The 573 ownership is something to worry about. You should never extract
> tarballs as root. 

I shall take care of that.

> About the times: Well, as today is Mar 22 2004 all of
> these times are fine now :-)
> 
> > Why do some dates have YYYY in
> > the date and others the hh:mm?
> 
> man ls
> 
>      For files with a time that is more  than  6  months
>      old or more than 1 hour into the future, the times­
>      tamp contains the year instead of the time of  day.

That only begs the question of how they got a future timestamp in the
first place.

-- 
Daryl Lee
LFS ID 12522 (5.1pre1)



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