Sourceware Bugzilla – Bug 12556
resolv: RES_ROTATE / options rotate broken
Last modified: 2013-01-30 13:46:07 UTC
Created attachment 5281 [details]
Fix for RES_ROTATE option
Since Git commit 3a85895fa3e15b8d53856161a4ba3950d44ea285 RES_ROTATE seems broken as the nameservers are not rotate anymore if specifying options rotate in /etc/resolv.conf
Always the second entry is queries instead of a rotate on all specified nameservers.
I investigated the issue back to commit 3a85895fa3e15b8d53856161a4ba3950d44ea285.
The attached patch fixes the rotate option, but I didnt try if this also breaks the main cause of the commit.
The bug has originally bee reported at Debians Bugtracker at
but as far I investigated other distributions are affected too like Gentoo and Fedora..
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 13028 ***