[RHEL] rc.sysinit: -e causes time change in messages and lost connection with server

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Hang up server
  • Lost connection (ping, ssh, telnet, SQL, etc.)
  • Messages (logs) time wrong
  • /var/log/messages with time problem like:

    Nov 23 12:21:25 HOSTNAME rc.sysinit: -e 
    Nov 23 14:22:11 HOSTNAME kernel: Memory: 32910188k/34340860k available (2105k kernel code, 0k reserved, 1297k data, 196k init)
    Nov 23 12:21:26 HOSTNAME udevsend[1336]: starting udevd daemon 
    Nov 23 14:22:11 HOSTNAME kernel: Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 5670.72 BogoMIPS (lpj=2835363)


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0, 5.1, 5.2

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 - All releases

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