Patchwork [v2,05/12] udev-cache: strip timestamps on extract

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Submitter Richard Tollerton
Date Aug. 22, 2014, 9:30 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/78849/
State Accepted
Commit b31f8f1f053cdfa9428e3f667c05e7e2c600061e
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Richard Tollerton - Aug. 22, 2014, 9:30 p.m.
Under normal udev operation, device nodes are obviously timestamped
based on the system time at current boot. However, when using
udev-cache, they are timestamped from a previous boot.

The existence of machines lacking RTCs makes this more than a cosmetic
issue: if the current time is set further on in the boot, so that the
system time is still 1970 by the time the cache is extracted, tar will
print a timestamp warning for every extracted file (potentially hundreds
of them).

To fix, use -m on extract.

If using busybox `tar`, this commit requires

Signed-off-by: Richard Tollerton <>
 meta/recipes-core/udev/udev/init | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/meta/recipes-core/udev/udev/init b/meta/recipes-core/udev/udev/init
index f2c84d5..4a6df6e 100644
--- a/meta/recipes-core/udev/udev/init
+++ b/meta/recipes-core/udev/udev/init
@@ -69,7 +69,7 @@  case "$1" in
 		    readfiles /etc/udev/
 		    if [ "$OLDDATA" = "$NEWDATA" ]; then
-                            (cd /; tar xf $DEVCACHE > /dev/null 2>&1)
+                            (cd /; tar xmf $DEVCACHE > /dev/null 2>&1)
                             [ "$VERBOSE" != "no" ] && echo "udev: using cache file $DEVCACHE"
                             [ -e /dev/shm/udev.cache ] && rm -f /dev/shm/udev.cache