[systemd-devel] Calendar Timers: setting system clock may trigger jobs from the past

Peter Mattern matternp at arcor.de
Mon Aug 11 12:59:12 PDT 2014

Separating the unit to sync time from the ones featuring OnCalendar by 
time-sync.target (or any arbitrary target used as "separating wall") 
worked exactly as expected on ARM and is indeed a workaround for the 
Couldn't reproduce the need to set DefaultDependencies=No in the units 
featuring OnCalendar as stated in the ToDo item but that could have been 
me, of course.

Also, I tried to simulate the lacking RTC on an x86 QEMU guest by 
setting the VM's RTC to a date in the past for the sake of quicker 
reboots. Without using time-sync.target as disscussed *.timer units 
featuring OnCalendar did get started before the time was set yet setting 
the time did not trigger the corresponding *.service.
This seemed worth mentioning to me as Tobias stated his patch was tested 
on a system featuring an RTC only so far.

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