[Bug 378011] New: Fontconfig cannot create caches as if system time is incorrect

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           Summary: Fontconfig cannot create caches as if system time is
           Product: Fedora
           Version: f7
          Platform: All
               URL: http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/1525
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: low
          Priority: low
         Component: fontconfig
        AssignedTo: besfahbo at redhat.com
        ReportedBy: sayamindu at gmail.com
         QAContact: extras-qa at fedoraproject.org
                CC: fedora-fonts-bugs-list at redhat.com

Description of problem:
At OLPC, we have come across a bug where fontconfig is unable to create caches
if the system time is set to something which is older than the directory mtime.
The issue is fixed upstream and we backported the patch to be applicable to
fontconfig-2.4.2 as well. The patch is available at

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

I set my RTC of the XO to 1999, flashed the OS, tried fc-cache - it did not work
and Browse activity, once started, hogged 100% of CPU.

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