I am seeing another issue with patches scheduled for a future time. When the scheduled time arrives, the list of patches requested is installed fairly quickly, based on /var/log/zypper.log. However, after the installation of the patch, SM takes awhile before failing the package (in this case, the patches were installed at 13:12 and the package failed at 14:00). Installing the patch immediately does not involve this delay. It is only when the patch is scheduled for a future time. So it seems there is some communication failure between SM and the client when a patch is scheduled in the future.

Has anyone experienced this?