Bug 116412 - hwclock hangs during install
Summary: hwclock hangs during install
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: util-linux   
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Version: 1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-02-20 20:50 UTC by Adam Thompson
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-24 20:37:09 UTC
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Description Adam Thompson 2004-02-20 20:50:51 UTC
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Description of problem:
During install, no matter whether text mode or graphical, interactive 
or kickstart, at the "setuptime" stage, hwclock runs and... hangs.
Killing hwclock from tty1 allows the installation to proceed.

Occurs on CD boot, PXE boot, local install and net install.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC1
2. Wait forever :-)

Actual Results:  Installer waits forever for hwclock to return
(hwclock --systohc -w)

Expected Results:  clock should be set and install should proceed

Additional info:

Motherboard: ASUS CUV4X

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-02-23 03:29:43 UTC
Either an hwclock or a kernel bug...

Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2004-08-31 22:29:22 UTC
Since the kernel has changed to a new major version since this report,
I think it would be worthwhile to try FC2 on the system and see if
that works.

It sounds hardware-dependant, so I don't know how helpful I can be in
debugging the problem. If you can attach gdb to hwclock and find out
what it's up to, we can work together on tracking down the cause of
the problem.

Comment 3 Adam Thompson 2004-09-01 02:32:13 UTC
1) it's definitely hardware dependant, as other Linux users (not just
RH or FC) have reported similar problems on other ASUS motherboards
from the same generation and chipset.

2) I am scheduled to install FC2 on one of the affected systems in the
near future already.

3) The simple workaround:   --directisa
   (which implies the bug lives in the kernel's RTC driver, maybe?)

Comment 4 Adam Thompson 2004-09-24 20:37:09 UTC
FC2 works fine.  Grepping usenet indicates most people with this
generation of ASUS motherboard are experiencing the same thing - 2.6
fixes it.

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