Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 175466
hwclock fails syncing clock on shutdown
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:18 EST
Description of problem:
audit error reports that hwclock failed to sync clock on shutdown, even with
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. shutdown or reboot
2. watch the message fly by
Syncing hardware clock to system time
audit(1134279254.996:14): user pid=2100 uid=0 auid=4294967275 msg='changing
system time: exe="/sbin/hwclock" (hostname=?, addr=?, terminal=console res=failed)'
Syncing hardware clock to system time [OK]
(i.e., no error message)
Message above typed in from screen capture, since message is not recorded in any
log file. See attached png for screen capture.
"hwclock --systohc --localtime" appears to work fine while the system is up.
Created attachment 122105 [details]
Screen capture with error message
The error _does_ occur in the audit.log file when hwclock is run from the
command line. This error could be an artifact of running test1 in VMware.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 174676 ***