#11714 NORM 12.1.0: GNOME fails to start if the system time is off

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#11714: GNOME fails to start if the system time is off
           Reporter:  jnettlet       |       Owner:  dsd    
               Type:  defect         |      Status:  new    
           Priority:  normal         |   Milestone:  12.1.0 
          Component:  gnome-desktop  |     Version:  1.75-C1
         Resolution:                 |    Keywords:         
        Next_action:  never set      |    Verified:  0      
Deployment_affected:                 |   Blockedby:         
           Blocking:                 |  
Changes (by martin.langhoff):

 * cc: martin.langhoff (added)


 Steps to repro

  * boot to sugar
  * switch desktop to gnome
  * sudo date -s 1/1/1970
  * sudo hwclock --hctosys
  * reboot

 You'll want a serial adapter or ssh in -- using a VT is painful given
 systemd restart policy.

 Gnome-settings-daemon is dumping core. I added ulimit -c unlimited to
 olpc-session and grabbed a couple coredumps and got backtraces. The
 backtraces are odd, and seem to imply missing glibc debuginfo (which I
 definitely have installed). Uploading them soon.

 All of this was done on build 5.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/11714#comment:2>
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