[support-gang] gray dots forever: when 12.1.0 & 13.1.0 never fully boot (XO-1 especially? 11.3.1 too)
pgf at laptop.org
Tue Mar 12 14:05:18 EDT 2013
> (1) If powerd fails when the clock is set to before the Unix epoch,
> powerd is buggy, and this bug should be ticketed and fixed.
i agree. though i confess yesterday was the first time i'd ever
seen a negative number from "date +%s". it kind of threw me.
ticket filed: https://dev.laptop.org/ticket/12621
> That bug is independent of the situation that causes the clock to get
> set that way (which may well be another bug in another component, which
> would deserve another ticket).
it's likely that bad validation of RTC register values is to blame, though
that remains to be seen.
> (2) Perhaps the reason there is trouble with reflashing some laptops
> whose clocks are bad is that the signature on the new release has a
> limited validity time period, and the security system is rejecting the
> new release because the bad clock looks like it's outside the validity
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