Exercising RFC 5011 rollovers

Spain, Dr. Jeffry A. spainj at countryday.net
Sat Nov 26 16:10:25 UTC 2011

> There are tools for this.  E.g. libfaketime

Looks like libfaketime (http://www.code-wizards.com/projects/libfaketime/) lets you accelerate the system time. Adapting one of their examples: LD_PRELOAD=./libfaketime.so.1 FAKETIME="x5000" /bin/bash -c 'while true; do echo $SECONDS ; sleep 43200 ; done'. This should make time pass at a rate of one day every 17 seconds and a month in 9 minutes.

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