Bug 21187 - hwclock is never called on shutdown
Summary: hwclock is never called on shutdown
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts   
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Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Dale Lovelace
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Reported: 2000-11-21 16:33 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:17 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-11-22 16:53:39 UTC
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Minor cosmetic fixes when setting system and hardware clocks (719 bytes, patch)
2001-03-26 17:40 UTC, chris
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Description Need Real Name 2000-11-21 16:33:10 UTC
At least as of redhat 6.1, hwclock --systohc is never called
automatically.  This strikes me as a bug, as the system will often have
correct time via ntp while running, but the hardware only gets
resychronized by hand.  Come next reboot, lather, rinse, repeat.

Comment 1 Pekka Savola 2000-11-21 17:27:26 UTC
Still there in RHL7 too.

I've gotten around with this by creating a /etc/cron.daily/set-clock script which 
writes down the time every day.  Works when your system crashes too ;-)

Seems more of an initscripts than util-linux problem.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-12-12 08:20:04 UTC
Will be fixed in initscripts-5.53-1; thanks for the report!

Comment 3 chris 2001-01-25 13:15:21 UTC
However, the fix currently in RawHide (initscripts-5.54-1) seems to be wrong: it
doesn't take account of the setting of UTC and ARC in /etc/sysconfig/clock. 
Presumably it ought either to call /usr/sbin/setclock instead, or have some
extra code (analogous to that in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit) to take account of those

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2001-01-25 18:06:45 UTC
Yep, that got fixed a couple of builds later. :)

Comment 5 chris 2001-03-26 17:39:02 UTC
Great.  Very minor, picky nit, but presumably $CLOCKDEF was meant to be used in
the descriptive string when doing the "runcmd ... /sbin/hwclock"?

While we're on the subject (even more minor, pickier nit!), there's an extra
space which probably wasn't intended in the corresponding place in

Patch attached to fix both.

Comment 6 chris 2001-03-26 17:40:03 UTC
Created attachment 13704 [details]
Minor cosmetic fixes when setting system and hardware clocks

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