faketime breaks quilt patched file times in Debian

Vagrant Cascadian vagrant at reproducible-builds.org
Sat May 21 23:57:19 UTC 2022

On 2022-05-01, Vagrant Cascadian wrote:
> On 2022-05-01, Holger Levsen wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 30, 2022 at 03:53:13PM +0200, Roland Rosenfeld wrote:
>>> [tl;dr faketime results on broken file timestamps for quilt patched
>>> files on salsa]
> reprotest uses faketime to implement time variations, and salsa-ci has
> reprotest pipelines...
> This reminds me to explore user namespaces for reprotest (on the hope
> that maybe time namespaces would be possible too...).

time namespaces basically seem to only be useful for things like
"tricking" uptime, not actually modifying the time that the OS reports.

In searching for information on time namespaces, there was some
discussion of implementing actual hardware clock time namespace features
if there were any use-cases; that might be worth exploring with linux
upstream at some point!

live well,
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