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bug #57621: GRUB can't compare file timestamps on FAT

Submitted by:  David Michael <dm0>
Submitted on:  Fri 17 Jan 2020 02:36:16 PM UTC  
Category:  Filesystem Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Software Error
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Open Release: 
Release:  Git master Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  None

Tue 10 Mar 2020 10:51:39 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This was fixed in 20def1a3c3952982395cd7c3ea7e78638527962b for 2.06.

David Michael <dm0>
Fri 17 Jan 2020 02:36:16 PM UTC, original submission:  

I tried to check which files are newest on a FAT ESP, but the "test file1 -nt file2" command always returns false regardless of file ordering.  I was able to use this successfully on other file systems (e.g. HFS).

Could it maybe fall back to testing file creation time if modification time is unavailable?  That is enough for my case since the files aren't modified after creation.

David Michael <dm0>


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